Indian Journal of Physics

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 61–66 | Cite as

Stochastic P-bifurcation of fractional derivative Van der Pol system excited by Gaussian white noise

  • Y. Y. Ma
  • L. J. NingEmail author
Original Paper


This paper aimed to investigate the stochastic P-bifurcation of Van der Pol oscillator with a fractional derivative damping term driven by Gaussian white noise excitation. Firstly, based on the method of stochastic averaging method and Stratonovich–Khasminskii theorem, the corresponding Fokker–Plank–Kolmogorov (FPK) equation is deduced. To describe the P-bifurcation of system, the stationary probability densities of amplitude can be obtained by solving the FPK equation. Then, the effects of the fractional order, the fractional coefficient, and the intensity of Gaussian white noise on the fractional systems are discussed in detail. The results show that increasing order α will change obviously the number and the height of peaks under certain parameter conditions. Finally, comparing the analytical and numerical results, a very satisfactory agreement can be found.


Stochastic bifurcation Van der Pol Fractional derivative Stochastic averaging method 


02.50.-r 05.45.-a 05.40.Ca 



This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Nos. GK201502007 and GK201701001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Information ScienceShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anChina

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