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Title: Dynamics of elastic excitable media
Authors: Cartwright, Julyan H. E.; Eguíluz, Víctor M. ; Hernández-García, Emilio ; Piro, Oreste
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
Citation: International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering 9: 2197-2202 (1999)
Abstract: The Burridge-Knopoff model of earthquake faults with viscous friction is equivalent to a van der Pol-FitzHugh-Nagumo model for excitable media with elastic coupling. The lubricated creep-slip friction law we use in Burridge-Knopoff model describes the frictional sliding dynamics of a range of real materials. Low-dimensional structures including synchronous oscillations and propagating fronts are dominant, in agreement with the results of laboratory friction experiments. Here we explore the dynamics of fronts in elastic excitable media.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/53576
Identifiers: issn: 0218-1274
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