Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 88, Issue 4, pp 2577–2587 | Cite as

Memristive oscillator based on Chua’s circuit: stability analysis and hidden dynamics

  • Ronilson Rocha
  • Jothimurugan Ruthiramoorthy
  • Thamilmaran Kathamuthu
Original Paper


This paper presents a theoretical stability analysis of a memristive oscillator derived from Chua’s circuit in order to identify its different dynamics, which are mapped in parameter spaces. Since this oscillator can be represented as a nonlinear feedback system, its stability is analyzed using the method based on describing functions, which allows to predict fixed points, periodic orbits, hidden dynamics, routes to chaos, and unstable states. Bifurcation diagrams and attractors obtained from numerical simulations corroborate theoretical predictions, confirming the coexistence of multiple dynamics in the operation of this oscillator.


Memristor Stability analysis Describing functions Hidden oscillations Parameter space 



R.J. is supported by the University Grants Commission, India, in the form of Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students. The work of K.T. forms a part of a Department of Science and Technology, Government of India sponsored project Grant no. SB/EMEQ-077/2013. R.R. acknowledges the support of Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level—or Education—Personnel (CAPES), and State of Minas Gerais Research Foundation (FAPEMIG). R.R. is also grateful to Rene Orlando Medrano-T. of the Federal University of São Paulo for the several insightful discussions about this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronilson Rocha
    • 1
  • Jothimurugan Ruthiramoorthy
    • 2
  • Thamilmaran Kathamuthu
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal University of Ouro Preto - UFOP/EM/DECATOuro PrêtoBrazil
  2. 2.Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, School of PhysicsBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia

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