Theoretical and numerical validation of the stochastic interrogation experimental method

B. W. Kimble, Joseph Paul Cusumano

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Abstract

Stochastic interrogation is an experimental method that uses transient trajectories starting at numerous pseudo-random initial conditions to obtain detailed information about the flow of a dynamical system in phase space. From this flow information, various global dynamical phenomena can be studied, such as the transition to complex basin boundaries, chaotic transients, and strange non-attracting sets. The existence of these features in turn allows the occurrence of a homoclinic bifurcation to be inferred, even when all attractors in a system are nonchaotic. In this paper, the validity of inferences made using the stochastic interrogation experimental method is checked with the aid of a numerical model, using theoretical predictions from Melnikov theory and direct computations of invariant manifolds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages139-157
Number of pages19
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Part A-1 - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 17 1995Sep 20 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Part A-1
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period9/17/959/20/95

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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