Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 88, Issue 4, pp 2889–2897 | Cite as

A novel route to chaotic bursting in the parametrically driven Lorenz system

Original Paper


This paper aims to report a novel route to chaotic bursting, i.e., the route via bifurcation delay and chaos crisis, based on the parametrically driven Lorenz system. A distinct bifurcation delay behavior can be observed when the slowly varying parameter increases through pitchfork bifurcation point of the Lorenz system. The delay behavior may terminate at chaotic parameter areas, which leads to a catastrophic transition from the origin to the Lorenz strange attractor, and this accounts for the appearance of the chaotically active phase. On the other hand, the Lorenz strange attractor may collide with its attraction basin and suddenly disappears by boundary crisis and therein lies the occurrence of quiescence. Based on this, we propose the novel route to chaotic bursting and a new chaotic bursting pattern which we call “delayed pitchfork/boundary crisis” bursting is obtained.


Chaotic bursting Chaotically active state Delayed pitchfork bifurcation Boundary crisis 



The authors express their gratitude to the associate editor and the reviewers whose comments and suggestions have helped the improvements in this paper. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11572141, 11632008, 11472115, 11502091 and 11402226) and the Training Project for Young Backbone Teacher of Jiangsu University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil Engineering and MechanicsJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of ScienceNantong UniversityNantongPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Mathematical ScienceHuaiyin Normal UniversityHuaianPeople’s Republic of China

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