Published online by Cambridge University Press: 10 July 2018
In a prior work, the authors proved a global bifurcation theorem for spatially periodic interfacial hydroelastic travelling waves on infinite depth, and computed such travelling waves. The formulation of the travelling wave problem used both analytically and numerically allows for waves with multi-valued height. The global bifurcation theorem required a one-dimensional kernel in the linearization of the relevant mapping, but for some parameter values, the kernel is instead two-dimensional. In the present work, we study these cases with two-dimensional kernels, which occur in resonant and non-resonant variants. We apply an implicit function theorem argument to prove existence of travelling waves in both of these situations. We compute the waves numerically as well, in both the resonant and non-resonant cases.