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Oscillation quenching and phase-flip bifurcation in coupled thermoacoustic systems
Suraj Dange, Krishna Manoj, Samadhan A. Pawar,
Published in American Institute of Physics Inc.
PMID: 31575137
Volume: 29
Issue: 9
Oscillatory instabilities, although ubiquitous in nature, are undesirable in many situations such as biological systems, swaying of bridges and skyscrapers, aero-acoustic flutter, prey-predator and disease spread models, and thermoacoustic systems, where they exhibit large amplitude periodic oscillations. In the present study, we aim to study the suppression mechanism of such undesired oscillations in a pair of thermoacoustic oscillators, also known as horizontal Rijke tubes. These oscillators are coupled through a connecting tube whose length and diameter are varied as coupling parameters. With the variation of these parameters, we show the first experimental evidence of rich dynamical phenomena such as synchronization, amplitude death, and phase-flip bifurcation in coupled identical thermoacoustic oscillators. We discover that when frequency and amplitude mismatch are introduced between these oscillators, quenching of oscillations in one or both the oscillators occurs with further ease, through the mechanisms of amplitude death and partial amplitude death. Finally, we show that the effectiveness of coupling is sensitive to the dimensions of the connecting tube which can be directly correlated with the time delay and coupling strength of the system. © 2019 Author(s).
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