Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 179190
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Controlling homoclinic orbits
 A. M. BlochAffiliated withMSI, Cornell UniversityDepartment of Mathematics, Ohio State University
 , J. E. MarsdenAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, University of CaliforniaCornell University
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In this paper we analyze various controltheoretic aspects of a nonlinear control system possessing homoclinic or heteroclinic orbits. In particular, we show that for a certain class of nonlinear control system possessing homoclinic orbits, a control can be found such that the system exhibits arbitrarily long periods in a neighborhood of the homoclinic. We then apply these ideas to bursting phenomena in the near wall region of a turbulent boundary layer. Our analysis is based on a recently developed finitedimensional model of this region due to Aubry, Holmes, Lumley, and Stone.
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 Controlling homoclinic orbits
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Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Volume 1, Issue 3 , pp 179190
 Cover Date
 198905
 DOI
 10.1007/BF00417919
 Print ISSN
 09354964
 Online ISSN
 14322250
 Publisher
 SpringerVerlag
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 A. M. Bloch ^{(1)} ^{(2)}
 J. E. Marsden ^{(3)} ^{(4)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. MSI, Cornell University, 14853, Ithaca, NY, USA
 2. Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University, 43210, Columbus, OH, USA
 3. Department of Mathematics, University of California, 94720, Berkeley, CA, USA
 4. Cornell University, 148537901, Ithaca, NY, USA