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Global invariant manifolds in the transition to preturbulence in the Lorenz system

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Global invariant manifolds in the transition to preturbulence in the Lorenz system

Doedel, Eusebius and Krauskopf, Bernd and Osinga, Hinke M. (2011) Global invariant manifolds in the transition to preturbulence in the Lorenz system. Indagationes Mathematicae, 22 (3-4). pp. 222-240. ISSN 00193577

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indag.2011.10.007

Abstract

We consider the homoclinic bifurcation of the Lorenz system, where two primary periodic orbits of saddle type bifurcate from a symmetric pair of homoclinic loops. The two secondary equilibria of the Lorenz system remain the only attractors before and after this bifurcation, but a chaotic saddle is created in a tubular neighbourhood of the two homoclinic loops. This invariant hyperbolic set gives rise to preturbulence, which is characterised by the presence of arbitrarily long transients.

In this paper, we show how and where preturbulence arises in the three-dimensional phase space. To this end, we consider how the relevant two-dimensional invariant manifolds — the stable manifolds of the origin and of the primary periodic orbits — organise the phase space of the Lorenz system. More specifically, by means of recently developed and very robust numerical methods, we study how these manifolds intersect a suitable sphere in phase space. In this way, we show how the basins of attraction of the two attracting equilibria change topologically in the homoclinic bifurcation. More specifically, we characterise preturbulence in terms of the accessible boundary between the two basins, which accumulate on each other in a Cantor structure.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Doedel, Eusebius and Krauskopf, Bernd and Osinga, Hinke M.
Journal or Publication:Indagationes Mathematicae
Date:2011
ID Code:974147
Deposited By:ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:14 Jun 2012 12:56
Last Modified:14 Jun 2012 12:56
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