Resonance in periodically forced processes

I. G. Kevrekidis, R. Aris, L. D. Schmidt

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The interaction of an external periodic forcing with the natural frequencies of chemically reacting systems gives rise to interesting qualitative dynamic behavior. This behavior is centered around the creation and breaking of resonances and invariant tori. We present a numerical study of the high forcing amplitude region of the excitation diagram and through this an explanation for the shapes of entrainment regions. The algorithms constructed for this purpose are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-911
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Bifurcation
  • Hopf bifurcation
  • entrainment
  • forced oscillations
  • invariant circles
  • quasiperiodic response
  • stroboscopic map


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