We give conditions for non-conservative dynamics in reversible maps with transverse and non-transverse homoclinic orbits.

We study the process of the destruction of synchronous oscillations in a model of two interacting microbubble contrast agents exposed to an external ultrasound field. Completely synchronous oscillations in this model are possible in the case of identical bubbles when the governing system of equations possess a symmetry leading to the existence of a synchronization manifold. Such synchronous oscillations can be destructed without breaking the corresponding symmetry of the governing dynamical system. Here, we describe the phenomenological mechanism responsible for such destruction of synchronization and demonstrate its implementation in the studied model. We show that the appearance and expansion of transversally unstable areas in the synchronization manifold leads to the transformation of a synchronous chaotic attractor into a hyperchaotic one. We also demonstrate that this bifurcation sequence is stable with respect to symmetry breaking perturbations.

We study the hyperchaos formation scenario in the modified Anishchenko–Astakhov generator. The scenario is connected with the existence of sequence of secondary torus bifurcations of resonant cycles preceding the hyperchaos emergence. This bifurcation cascade leads to the birth of the hierarchy of saddle-focus cycles with a two-dimensional unstable manifold as well as of saddle hyperchaotic sets resulting from the period-doubling cascades of unstable resonant cycles. Hyperchaos is born as a result of an inverse cascade of bifurcations of the emergence of discrete spiral Shilnikov attractors, accompanied by absorbing the cycles constituting this hierarchy.

We investigate the dynamics of three identical three-dimensional ring synthetic genetic oscillators (repressilators) located in different cells and indirectly globally coupled by quorum sensing whereby it is meant that a mechanism in which special signal molecules are produced that, after the fast diffusion mixing and partial dilution in the environment, activate the expression of a target gene, which is different from the gene responsible for their production. Even at low coupling strengths, quorum sensing stimulates the formation of a stable limit cycle, known in the literature as a rotating wave (all variables have identical waveforms shifted by one third of the period), which, at higher coupling strengths, converts to complex tori. Further torus evolution is traced up to its destruction to chaos and the appearance of hyperchaos. We hypothesize that hyperchaos is the result of merging the saddle-focus periodic orbit (or limit cycle) corresponding to the rotating wave regime with chaos and present considerations in favor of this conclusion.

Chaotic foliations generalize Devaney's concept of chaos for dynamical systems. The property of a foliation to be chaotic is transversal. The existence problem of chaos for a Cartan foliation is reduced to the corresponding problem for its holonomy pseudogroup of local automorphisms of a transversal manifold. Chaotic foliations with transversal Cartan structures are investigated. A Cartan $(\Phi,X)$-foliation $(M, F)$ that admits an Ehresmann connection is covered by a locally trivial bundle, and the global holonomy group of $(M, F)$ is defined. In this case, the problem is reduced to the level of the global holonomy group of the foliation, which is a countable discrete subgroup of the Lie group of automorphisms of some simply connected Cartan $(\Phi,X)$-manifold. Several classes of Cartan foliations that cannot be chaotic, are indicated. Examples of chaotic Cartan foliations are constructed.

In this paper, we consider a class of orientation-preserving Morse–Smale diffeomorphisms defined on an orientable surface. The papers by Bezdenezhnykh and Grines showed that such diffeomorphisms have a finite number of heteroclinic orbits. In addition, the classification problem for such diffeomorphisms is reduced to the problem of distinguishing orientable graphs with substitutions describing the geometry of a heteroclinic intersection. However, such graphs generally do not admit polynomial discriminating algorithms. This article proposes a new approach to the classification of these cascades. For this, each diffeomorphism under consideration is associated with a graph that allows the construction of an effective algorithm for determining whether graphs are isomorphic. We also identified a class of admissible graphs, each isomorphism class of which can be realized by a diffeomorphism of a surface with an orientable heteroclinic. The results obtained are directly related to the realization problem of homotopy classes of homeomorphisms on closed orientable surfaces. In particular, they give an approach to constructing a representative in each homotopy class of homeomorphisms of algebraically finite type according to the Nielsen classification, which is an open problem today.

In the present paper, we study the mechanism of formation and bifurcations of highly nonstationary regimes manifested by different energy transport intensities, emerging in an anharmonic trimer model. The basic model under investigation comprises a chain of three coupled anharmonic oscillators subject to localized excitation, where the initial energy is imparted to the first oscillator only. We report the formation of three basic nonstationary transport states traversed by locally excited regimes. These states differ by spatial energy distribution, as well as by the intensity of energy transport along the chain. In the current study, we focus on numerical and analytical investigation of the intricate resonant mechanism governing the inter-state transitions of locally excited regimes. Results of the analytical study are in good agreement with the numerical simulations of the trimer model.

The cooperative dynamics of cellular populations emerging from the underlying interactions determines cellular functions and thereby their identity in tissues. Global deviations from this dynamics, on the other hand, reflect pathological conditions. However, how these conditions are stabilized from dysregulation on the level of the single entities is still unclear. Here, we tackle this question using the generic Hodgkin–Huxley type of models that describe physiological bursting dynamics of pancreatic -cells and introduce channel dysfunction to mimic pathological silent dynamics. The probability for pathological behavior in -cell populations is ~100% when all cells have these defects, despite the negligible size of the silent state basin of attraction for single cells. In stark contrast, in a more realistic scenario for a mixed population, stabilization of the pathological state depends on the size of the subpopulation which acquired the defects. However, the probability to exhibit stable pathological dynamics in this case is less than 10%. These results, therefore, suggest that the physiological bursting dynamics of a population of -cells is cooperatively maintained, even under intercellular communication defects induced by dysfunctional channels of single cells.

One-parameter families of exact two-component solitary-wave solutions for interacting high-frequency (HF) and low-frequency (LF) waves are found in the framework of Zakharov-type models, which couple the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) for intense HF waves to the Boussinesq (Bq) or Korteweg - de Vries (KdV) equation for the LF component through quadratic terms. The systems apply, in particular, to the interaction of surface (HF) and internal (LF) waves in stratified fluids. These solutions are two-component generalizations of the single-component Bq and KdV solitons. Perturbed dynamics and stability of the solitary waves are studied in detail by means of analytical and numerical methods. Essentially, they are stable against separation of the HF and LF components if the latter one is shaped as a potential well acting on the HF field, and unstable, against splitting of the two components, with a barrier-shaped LF one. Collisions between the solitary waves are studied by means of direct simulations, demonstrating a trend to merger of in-phase solitons, and elastic interactions of out-of-phase ones.

This paper deals with one-dimensional factor maps for the geometric model of Lorenz-type attractors in the form of two-parameter family of Lorenz maps on the interval 𝐼=[−1,1]I=[−1,1] given by 𝑇𝑐,𝜈(𝑥)=(−1+𝑐⋅|𝑥|𝜈)⋅𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛(𝑥)Tc,ν(x)=(−1+c⋅|x|ν)⋅sign(x). This is the normal form for splitting the homoclinic loop with additional degeneracy in flows with symmetry that have a saddle equilibrium with a one-dimensional unstable manifold. Due to L. P. Shilnikov’ results, such a bifurcation (under certain conditions) corresponds to the birth of the Lorenz attractor. We indicate those regions in the parameter plane where the topological entropy depends monotonically on the parameter 𝑐c, as well as those for which the monotonicity does not take place. Also, we indicate the corresponding bifurcations for the Lorenz attractors.

The dynamics of three three-dimensional repressilators globally coupled by a quorum sensing mechanism was numerically studied. This number (three) of coupled repressilators is sufficient to obtain such a set of self-consistent oscillation frequencies of signal molecules in the mean field that results in the appearance of self-organized quasiperiodicity and its complex evolution over wide areas of model parameters. Numerically analyzing the invariant curves as a function of coupling strength, we observed torus doubling, three torus arising via quasiperiodic Hopf bifurcation, the emergence of resonant cycles, and secondary Neimark–Sacker bifurcation. A gradual increase in the oscillation amplitude leads to chaotizations of the tori and to the birth of weak, but multidimensional chaos.

This paper is a continuation of research in the direction of energy function (a smooth Lyapunov function whose set of critical points coincides with the chain recurrent set of a system) construction for discrete dynamical systems. The authors established the existence of an energy function for any AA-diffeomorphism of a three-dimensional closed orientable manifold whose non-wandering set consists of a chaotic one-dimensional canonically embedded surface attractor and repeller.

Transition to chaos via the destruction of a two-dimensional torus is studied numerically using an example of the Hénon map and the Toda oscillator under quasiperiodic forcing and also experimentally using an example of a quasi-periodically excited RL–diode circuit. A feature of chaotic dynamics in these systems is the fact that the chaotic attractor in them has an additional zero Lyapunov exponent, which strictly follows from the structure of mathematical models. In the process of research, the influence of feedback is studied, in which the frequency of one of the harmonics of external forcing becomes dependent on a dynamic variable. Charts of dynamic regimes were constructed, examples of typical oscillation modes were given, and the spectrum of Lyapunov exponents was analyzed. Numerical simulations confirm that chaos resulting from the cascade of torus doubling has a close to the zero Lyapunov exponent, beside the trivial zero exponent.

We study the geometry of the bifurcation diagrams of the families of vector fields in the plane. Countable number of pairwise non-equivalent germs of bifurcation diagrams in the two-parameter families is constructed. Previously, this effect was discovered for three parameters only. Our example is related to so-called saddle node (SN)–SN families: unfoldings of vector fields with one saddle-node singular point and one saddle-node cycle. We prove structural stability of this family. By the way, the tools that may be helpful in the proof of structural stability of other generic two-parameter families are developed. One of these tools is the embedding theorem for saddle-node families depending on the parameter. It is proved at the end of the paper.

We study the origin of homoclinic chaos in the classical 3D model proposed by O. Rössler in 1976. Of our particular interest are the convoluted bifurcations of the Shilnikov saddle-foci and how their synergy determines the global unfolding of the model, along with transformations of its chaotic attractors. We apply two computational methods proposed, 1D return maps and a symbolic approach specifically tailored to this model, to scrutinize homoclinic bifurcations, as well as to detect the regions of structurally stable and chaotic dynamics in the parameter space of the Rössler model. This paper is dedicated to Otto Rössler on the occasion of his 80th anniversary. He, being one of the pioneers in the chaosland, proposed a number of simple models with chaotic 1,2 and hyper-chaotic 3 dynamics that became classics in the field of applied dynamical systems. The goal of our paper is to examine and articulate the pivotal role and interplay of two Shilnikov saddle-foci 4 in the famous 3D Rössler model as they shape the topology of the chaotic attractors such as spiral, screw-type without and with funnels , and homoclinic, as well as determine their metamorphoses , existence domains and boundaries. Using the symbolic approach we biparametrically sweep its parameter space to identify and describe periodicity/stability islands within chaoticity, as well as to examine in detail a tangled homoclinic unfolding that invisibly bounds the observable dynamics. The innovative use of 1D return maps generated by solutions of the model lets us quantify the complexity of chaotic attractors and provides a universal framework for the description of a rich multiplicity of homo-clinic phenomena that the classical Rössler model is notorious for.

We study nonlinear dynamics of two coupled contrast agents that are micrometer size gas bubbles encapsulated into a viscoelastic shell. Such bubbles are used for enhancing ultrasound visualization of blood flow and have other promising applications like targeted drug delivery and noninvasive therapy. Here, we consider a model of two such bubbles interacting via the Bjerknes force and exposed to an external ultrasound field. We demonstrate that in this five-dimensional nonlinear dynamical system, various types of complex dynamics can occur, namely, we observe periodic, quasiperiodic, chaotic, and hypechaotic oscillations of bubbles. We study the bifurcation scenarios leading to the onset of both chaotic and hyperchaotic oscillations. We show that chaotic attractors in the considered system can appear via either the Feigenbaum cascade of period-doubling bifurcations or the Afraimovich–Shilnikov scenario of torus destruction. For the onset of hyperchaotic dynamics, we propose a new bifurcation scenario, which is based on the appearance of a homoclinic chaotic attractor containing a saddle-focus periodic orbit with its two-dimensional unstable manifold. Finally, we demonstrate that the dynamics of two bubbles can be essentially multistable, i.e., various combinations of the coexistence of the above mentioned attractors are possible in this model. These cases include the coexistence of a hyperchaotic regime with an attractor of any other remaining type. Thus, the model of two coupled gas bubbles provides a new example of physically relevant system with multistable hyperchaos.

We consider several examples of dynamical systems demonstrating overlapping attractor and repeller. These systems are constructed via introducing controllable dissipation to prototypic models with chaotic dynamics (Anosov cat map, Chirikov standard map, and incompressible three-dimensional flow of the ABC-type on a three-torus) and ergodic non-chaotic behavior (skew-shift map). We employ the Kantorovich–Rubinstein–Wasserstein distance to characterize the difference between the attractor and the repeller, in dependence on the dissipation level.

We study the phenomenon of a collision of a Hénon-like attractor with a Hénon-like repeller leading to the emergence of mixed dynamics in the model describing the motion of two point vortices in a shear flow perturbed by an acoustic wave. The mixed dynamics is a recently discovered type of chaotic behavior for which a chaotic attractor of the system intersects with a chaotic repeller. In all known systems with mixed dynamics, the difference between the numerically obtained attractor and repeller is small. Unlike these systems, the model under consideration demonstrates another type of mixed dynamics that we call “strongly dissipative.” In this case, a strange attractor and a strange repeller have a nonempty intersection but are very different from each other, and this difference does not appear to decrease with increasing computation time.

The article is devoted to interrelations between an existence of trivial and nontrivial basic sets of A-diffeomorphisms of surfaces. We prove that if all trivial basic sets of a structurally stable diffeomorphism of surface $M^2$ are source periodic points $\alpha_1, …, \alpha_k$, then the non-wandering set of this diffeomorphism consists of points $\alpha_1, …, \alpha_k$ and exactly one one-dimensional attractor $\Lambda$. We give some sufficient conditions for attractor $\Lambda$ to be widely situated. Also, we prove that if a non-wandering set of a structurally stable diffeomorphism contains a nontrivial zero-dimensional basic set, then it also contains source and sink periodic points.

We study the 1: 4 resonance for the conservative cubic Henon maps C6 with positive and negative cubic terms. These maps show up different bifurcation structures both for fixed points with eigenvalues +/- i and for 4-periodic orbits. While for C-, the 1: 4 resonance unfolding has the so-called Arnold degeneracy [the first Birkhoff twist coefficient equals (in absolute value) to the first resonant term coefficient], the map C+ has a different type of degeneracy because the resonant term can vanish. In the last case, non-symmetric points are created and destroyed at pitchfork bifurcations and, as a result of global bifurcations, the 1: 4 resonant chain of islands rotates by pi/4. For both maps, several bifurcations are detected and illustrated. Published by AIP Publishing.