Bispectral and trispectral characterization of transition to chaos in the Duffing oscillator

Chandran, Vinod, Elgar, Steve, & Pezeshki, Charles (1993) Bispectral and trispectral characterization of transition to chaos in the Duffing oscillator. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (ijbc), 3(3), pp. 551-557.

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Higher-order spectral (bispectral and trispectral) analyses of numerical solutions of the Duffing equation with a cubic stiffness are used to isolate the coupling between the triads and quartets, respectively, of nonlinearly interacting Fourier components of the system. The Duffing oscillator follows a period-doubling intermittency catastrophic route to chaos. For period-doubled limit cycles, higher-order spectra indicate that both quadratic and cubic nonlinear interactions are important to the dynamics. However, when the Duffing oscillator becomes chaotic, global behavior of the cubic nonlinearity becomes dominant and quadratic nonlinear interactions are weak, while cubic interactions remain strong. As the nonlinearity of the system is increased, the number of excited Fourier components increases, eventually leading to broad-band power spectra for chaos. The corresponding higher-order spectra indicate that although some individual nonlinear interactions weaken as nonlinearity increases, the number of nonlinearly interacting Fourier modes increases. Trispectra indicate that the cubic interactions gradually evolve from encompassing a few quartets of Fourier components for period-1 motion to encompassing many quartets for chaos. For chaos, all the components within the energetic part of the power spectrum are cubically (but not quadratically) coupled to each other.

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ID Code: 46417
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0218-1274
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 World Scientific Publishing
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2011 03:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 05:09

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