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Academic Paper
Quentin Brandon, Tetsushi Ueta, Daniele Fournier-Prunaret, Takuji Kousaka, Numerical Bifurcation Analysis Framework for Autonomous Piecewise-Smooth Dynamical Systems, Elsevier, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Vol.42, No.1, 187-201, 0 2009.
Abstract: In this paper, we consider a numerical method for the bifurcation analysis method of nonlinear piecewise-smooth systems. While linear piecewise-smooth systems can be analyzed rigorously, nonlinear piecewise-smooth systems cannot lead to an analytical solution. Derived from both continuous and discrete system analysis approaches, our method uses a PoincarĀ“e map to transform the results of partial analysis over the continuous components into those issued from a discrete mapping. We then apply conventional methods in order to find critical parameter values and obtain bifurcation diagrams in the parameter space. The numerical procedure is fully described and illustrated by the analysis results of various versions of the Alpazur oscillator.

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