Bifurcations in Huang's chaotic chemical reactor system leading from simple dynamics into chaotic regimes are considered. Following the linear stability analysis, the periodic orbit resulting from a Hopf bifurcation of any of the six fixed points is constructed analytically by the method of multiple scales across successively slower time scales, and its stability is then determined by the resulting final secularity condition. Furthermore, we run numerical simulations of our chemical reactor at a particular fixed point of interest, alongside a set of parameter values that forces our system to undergo Hopf bifurcation. These numerical simulations then verify our analysis of the normal form.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Orlando (Main) Campus
Mandragona, Daniel, "Hopf Bifurcation Analysis of Chaotic Chemical Reactor Model" (2018). Honors in the Major Theses. 342.