Analysis of sensor signals shows turning on a lathe exhibits low-dimensional chaos

Satishmohan T.S. Bukkapatnam, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Soundar R.T. Kumara

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The dynamics of the turning operation on a lathe is commonly assumed to be linear, stochastic, or chaotic without experimental verification. Here we report three independent approaches-two statistical tests and a Lyapunov exponents-based test-to establish the presence of low-dimensional chaos in the sensor signals from actual experiments on a lathe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2375-2387
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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