New mechanisms leading to the intermittency in Shilnikov chaos: Randomization theory of the infinite-modal maps

Masaki Nakagawa

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Statistical properties of intermittent chaos generated by infinite-modal maps are investigated. Infinite-modal maps treated in this paper are related to the Shilnikov chaos, which appears in ordinary differential equations. First, we present that the infinite-modal maps generate strong intermittency with bursts like so-called "on-off intermittency". Furthermore, we develop a randomization theory of the infinite-modal maps based on the Weyl's theorem, to explain that the intermittent mechanism is generally described by a nonlinear multiplicative random process which is a generalization of the standard on-off intermittency. Second, two statistical properties are analytically derived; one is a stationary distribution, and the other is a laminar-duration distribution. Near the critical state, the stationary distribution is shown to be a log-normal distribution, and the laminar-duration distribution is analytically obtained as a function of a threshold. These theoretical results are successfully confirmed in the numerical examinations, and the previous results for the on-off intermittency are all explained systematically in these analytical formulae.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034004
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 15


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