Consider the system of equations describing the motion of a rigid body immersed in a viscous, incompressible fluid of Newtonian or generalized Newtonian type. The class of fluids considered includes in particular shearthinning or shear-thickening fluids of power-law type of exponent d ≥ 1. We develop a method to prove that this system admits a unique, local, strong solution in the Lp-setting. The approach presented in the case of generalized Newtonian fluids is based on the theory of quasi-linear evolution equations and requires that the exponent p satisfies the condition p > 5.
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