Diego F. M. Oliveira, Edson D. Leonel. Boundary crisis and suppression of Fermi acceleration in a dissipative two dimensional non-integrable time-dependent billiard

Natural Sciences / Physics / Mathematical Physics

Submitted on: Sep 11, 2012, 16:25:07

Description: Some dynamical properties for a dissipative time-dependent oval-shaped billiard are studied. The system is described in terms of a four-dimensional nonlinear mapping. Dissipation is introduced via inelastic collisions of the particle with the boundary, thus implying that the particle has a fractional loss of energy upon collision. The dissipation causes profound modifications in the dynamics of the particle as well as in the phase space of the non dissipative system. In particular, inelastic collisions can be assumed as an efficient mechanism to suppress Fermi acceleration of the particle. The dissipation also creates attractors in the system, including chaotic. We show that a slightly modification of the intensity of the damping coefficient yields a drastic and sudden destruction of the chaotic attractor, thus leading the system to experience a boundary crisis.

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