• S Rajasekar

Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics

• Statistical dynamics at critical bifurcations in Duffing-van der Pol oscillator

We study the characteristic features of certain statistical quantities near critical bifurcations such as onset of chaos, sudden widening and band-merging of chaotic attractor and intermittency in a periodically driven Duffing-van der Pol oscillator. At the onset of chaos the variance of local expansion rate is found to exhibit a self-similar pattern. For all chaotic attractors the variance Σn(q) of fluctuations of coarse-grained local expansion rates of nearby orbits has a single peak. However, multiple peaks are found just before and just after the critical bifurcations. On the other hand, Σn (q) associated with the coarse-grained state variable is zero far from the bifurcations. The height of the peak of Σn(q) is found to increase as the control parameter approached the bifurcation point. It is maximum at the bifurcation point. Power-law variation of maximal Lyapunov exponent and the mean value of the state variablex is observed near sudden widening and intermittency bifurcations while linear variation is seen near band-merging bifurcation. The standard deviation of local Lyapunov exponent λ(X,L) and the local mean valuex(L) of the coordinatex calculated after everyL time steps are found to approach zero in the limitL → ∞ asL. Β is sensitive to the values of control parameters. Further weak and strong chaos are characterized using the probability distribution of ak-step difference quantity δxk = xi+kxi.

• Painlevé analysis and integrability of two-coupled non-linear oscillators

Integrability of a linearly damped two-coupled non-linear oscillators equation$$\begin{gathered} \mathop x\limits^{..} = - d\mathop {\mathop x\limits^. - \alpha x - \delta _1 (x^2 + y^2 ) - 2\delta _2 xy}\limits^. \hfill \\ \mathop y\limits^{..} = d\mathop y\limits^. - \beta y - \delta _2 (x^2 + y^2 ) - 2\delta _1 xy \hfill \\ \end{gathered}$$ is investigated by employing the Painlevé analysis. The following two integrable cases are identified: (i)d = 0, α =β, δ_1 and δ_2 are arbitrary, (ii) d^2= 25α/6, α =β, δ_1 and δ_2 are arbitrary. Exact analytical solution is constructed for the integrable choices.

• Role of asymmetries in the chaotic dynamics of the double-well Duffing oscillator

Duffing oscillator driven by a periodic force with three different forms of asymmetrical double-well potentials is considered. Three forms of asymmetry are introduced by varying the depth of the left-well alone, location of the minimum of the left-well alone and above both the potentials. Applying the Melnikov method, the threshold condition for the occurrence of horseshoe chaos is obtained. The parameter space has regions where transverse intersections of stable and unstable parts of left-well homoclinic orbits alone and right-well orbits alone occur which are not found in the symmetrical system. The analytical predictions are verified by numerical simulation. For a certain range of values of the control parameters there is no attractor in the left-well or in the right-well.

• Oscillatory variation of anomalous diffusion in pendulum systems

Numerical studies of anomalous diffusion in undamped but periodically-driven and parametrically-driven pendulum systems are presented. When the frequency of the periodic driving force is varied, the exponent 𝜇, which is the rate of divergence of the mean square displacement with time, is found to vary in an oscillatory manner. We show the presence of such a variation in other statistical measures such as variance of position, kurtosis, and exponents in the power-exponential law of probability distribution of position.

• Nonlinear resonance in Dufﬁng oscillator with ﬁxed and integrative time-delayed feedbacks

We study the nonlinear resonance, one of the fundamental phenomena in nonlinear oscillators, in a damped and periodically-driven Dufﬁng oscillator with two types of time-delayed feedbacks, namely, ﬁxed and integrative. Particularly, we analyse the effect of the time-delay parameter 𝛼 and the strength 𝛾 of the time-delayed feedback. Applying the perturbation theory we obtain a nonlinear equation for the amplitude of the periodic response of the system. For a range of values of 𝛾 and 𝛼, the response amplitude is found to be higher than that of the system in the absence of delayed feedback. The response amplitude is periodic on the parameter 𝛼 with period $2\pi /\omega$ where 𝜔 is the angular frequency of the external periodic force. We show the occurrence of multiple branches of the response amplitude curve with and without hysteresis.

• Vibrational resonance in the Morse oscillator

The occurrence of vibrational resonance is investigated in both classical and quantum mechanical Morse oscillators driven by a biharmonic force. The biharmonic force consists of two forces of widely different frequencies $\omega$ and $\Omega$ with $\Omega \gg \omega$. In the damped and biharmonically driven classical Morse oscillator, by applying a theoretical approach, an analytical expression is obtained for the response amplitude at the low-frequency $\omega$. Conditions are identified on the parameters for the occurrence of resonance. The system shows only one resonance and moreover at resonance the response amplitude is $1/d\omega$ where $d$ is the coefficient of linear damping. When the amplitude of the high-frequency force is varied after resonance the response amplitude does not decay to zero but approaches a nonzero limiting value. It is observed that vibrational resonance occurs when the sinusoidal force is replaced by a square-wave force. The occurrence of resonance and antiresonance of transition probability of quantum mechanical Morse oscillator is also reported in the presence of the biharmonic external field.

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Posted on July 25, 2019