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Title: Nonequilibrium dynamics of piecewise-smooth stochastic systems
Author: Geffert, Paul Matthias
ISNI:       0000 0004 7654 0070
Awarding Body: Queen Mary University of London
Current Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Date of Award: 2018
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Piecewise-smooth stochastic systems have attracted a lot of interest in the last decades in engineering science and mathematics. Many investigations have focused only on one-dimensional problems. This thesis deals with simple two-dimensional piecewise-smooth stochastic systems in the absence of detailed balance. We investigate the simplest example of such a system, which is a pure dry friction model subjected to coloured Gaussian noise. The nite correlation time of the noise establishes an additional dimension in the phase space and gives rise to a non-vanishing probability current. Our investigation focuses on stick-slip transitions, which can be related to a critical value of the noise correlation time. Analytical insight is provided by applying the uni ed coloured noise approximation. Afterwards, we extend our previous model by adding viscous friction and a constant force. Then we perform a similar analysis as for the pure dry friction case. With parameter values close to the deterministic stick-slip transition, we observe a non-monotonic behaviour of the probability of sticking by increasing the correlation time of the noise. As the eigenvalue spectrum is not accessible for the systems with coloured noise, we consider the eigenvalue problem of a dry friction model with displacement, velocity and Gaussian white noise. By imposing periodic boundary conditions on the displacement and using a Fourier ansatz, we can derive an eigenvalue equation, which has a similar form in comparison to the known one-dimensional problem for the velocity only. The eigenvalue analysis is done for the case without a constant force and with a constant force separately. Finally, we conclude our ndings and provide an outlook on related open problems.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Queen Mary University of London
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Mathematical Sciences ; Piecewise-smooth stochastic systems