Long-time behavior of solutions and chaos in reaction-diffusion equations

Soltanov K. N., Prykarpatski A. K., Blackmore D.

CHAOS SOLITONS & FRACTALS, vol.99, pp.91-100, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chaos.2017.03.057
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-100
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


It is shown that members of a class (of current interest with many applications) of non-dissipative reaction-diffusion partial differential equations with local nonlinearity can have an infinite number of different unstable solutions traveling along an axis of the space variable with varying speeds, traveling impulses and also an infinite number of different states of spatio-temporal (diffusion) chaos. These solutions are generated by cascades of bifurcations governed by the corresponding steady states. The behavior of these solutions is analyzed in detail and, as an example, it is explained how space-time chaos can arise. Results of the same type are also obtained in the case of a nonlocal nonlinearity. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.