Multiscroll attractor

Double-scroll attractor from a simulation

In the mathematics of dynamical systems, the double-scroll attractor (sometimes known as Chua's attractor) is a strange attractor observed from a physical electronic chaotic circuit (generally, Chua's circuit) with a single nonlinear resistor (see Chua's Diode). The double-scroll system is often described by a system of three nonlinear ordinary differential equations and a 3-segment piecewise-linear equation (see Chua's equations). This makes the system easily simulated numerically and easily manifested physically due to Chua's circuits' simple design.

Using a Chua's circuit, this shape is viewed on an oscilloscope using the X, Y, and Z output signals of the circuit. This chaotic attractor is known as the double scroll because of its shape in three-dimensional space, which is similar to two saturn-like rings connected by swirling lines.

The attractor was first observed in simulations, then realized physically after Leon Chua invented the autonomous chaotic circuit which became known as Chua's circuit.[1] The double-scroll attractor from the Chua circuit was rigorously proven to be chaotic[2] through a number of Poincaré return maps of the attractor explicitly derived by way of compositions of the eigenvectors of the 3-dimensional state space.[3]

Numerical analysis of the double-scroll attractor has shown that its geometrical structure is made up of an infinite number of fractal-like layers. Each cross section appears to be a fractal at all scales.[4] Recently, there has also been reported the discovery of hidden attractors within the double scroll.[5]

In 1999 Guanrong Chen (陈关荣) and Ueta proprosed another double scroll chaotic attractor.[6]

Chen system:

Plots of Chen attractor can be obtained with Runge-Kutta method[7]

parameters:a = 40, c = 28, b = 3

initial conditions:x(0) = -0.1, y(0) = 0.5, z(0) = -0.6

Multiscroll attractors

Multiscroll attractors also called n-scroll attractor include the Lu Chen attractor,the modified Chen chaotic attractor, PWL Duffing attractor, Rabinovich Fabrikant attractor,modified Chua chaotic attractor, that is, multiple scrolls in a single attractor.[8]

Lu Chen attractor

An extended Chen system with muliscroll was proposed by Jinhu Lu(吕金虎)and Guanrong Chen[9]

Lu Chen system equation

parameters:a = 36, c = 20, b = 3, u = -15..15

initial conditions:x(0) = .1, y(0) = .3, z(0) = -.6

Modified Lu Chen attractor

System equations:.[9]

In which

params := a = 35, c = 28, b = 3, d0 = 1, d1 = 1, d2 = -20..20, tau = .2

initv := x(0) = 1, y(0) = 1, z(0) = 14

Modified Chua chaotic attractor

In 2001, Tang et al. proposed a modified Chua chaotic system[10]

In which

params := alpha = 10.82, beta = 14.286, a = 1.3, b = .11, c = 7, d = 0

initv := x(0) = 1, y(0) = 1, z(0) = 0

PWL Duffing chaotic attractor

Aziz Alaoui investigated PWL Duffing equation in 2000:[11]

PWL Duffing system:

params := e = .25, gamma = .14+(1/20)*i, m0 = -0.845e-1, m1 = .66, omega = 1; c := (.14+(1/20)*i),i=-25..25;

initv := x(0) = 0, y(0) = 0;

Modified Lorenz chaotic system

Miranda & Stone proposed a modified Lorenz system:[12]

parameters: a = 10, b = 8/3, c = 137/5;

initial conditions: x(0) = -8, y(0) = 4, z(0) = 10

See also


  1. Matsumoto, Takashi (December 1984). "A Chaotic Attractor from Chua's Circuit" (PDF). IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. IEEE. CAS-31 (12): 1055–1058.
  2. Chua, Leon; Motomasa Komoru; Takashi Matsumoto (November 1986). "The Double-Scroll Family" (PDF). IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems. CAS-33 (11).
  3. Chua, Leon (2007). "Chua circuits". Scholarpedia. doi:10.4249/scholarpedia.1488.
  4. Chua, Leon (2007). "Fractal Geometry of the Double-Scroll Attractor". Scholarpedia. doi:10.4249/scholarpedia.1488.
  5. Leonov G.A.; Vagaitsev V.I.; Kuznetsov N.V. (2011). "Localization of hidden Chua's attractors" (PDF). Physics Letters A. 375 (23): 22302233. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2011.04.037.
  6. Chen G., Ueta T. Yet another chaotic attractor. Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 1999 9:1465.
  7. 阎振亚著 《复杂非线性波的构造性理论及其应用》第17页 SCIENCEP 2007年
  8. Chen, Guanrong; Jinhu Lu (2006). "GENERATING MULTISCROLL CHAOTIC ATTRACTORS: THEORIES, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS" (PDF). International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos. 16 (4): 775858. doi:10.1142/s0218127406015179. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  9. 1 2 Jinhu Lu
  10. Chen, Guanrong; Jinhu Lu (2006). "GENERATING MULTISCROLL CHAOTIC ATTRACTORS: THEORIES, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS" (PDF). International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos. 16 (4): 793–794. doi:10.1142/s0218127406015179. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  11. J.Lu et al p837
  12. J.Liu and G Chen p834
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