Computer simulations of partial differential equations of mathematical physics typically lead to some kind of high-dimensional dynamical system. When there is chaotic behavior we are faced with fundamental dynamical difficulties. We choose as a paradigm of such high-dimensional system a kicked double rotor. This system is investigated for parameter values at which it is strongly non-hyperbolic through a mechanism called unstable dimension variability, through which there are periodic orbits embedded in a chaotic attractor with different numbers of unstable directions. Our numerical investigation is primarily based on the analysis of the finite-time Lyapunov exponents, which gives us useful hints about the onset and evolution of unstable dimension variability for the double rotor map, as a system parameter (the forcing amplitude) is varied.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Brazilian Journal of Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- UNSTABLE DIMENSION VARIABILITY
- LYAPUNOV EXPONENTS