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Prediction and Control of Dynamical Systems: Applications in Combustion and Chemical Reactors
Final technical rept. May 1998-Apr 2001
WEST VIRGINIA UNIV RESEARCH CORP MORGANTOWN*
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Chemical model systems were studied to develop insights into the behavior and control of spatiotemporal dynamical systems. Noise supported wave propagation has been characterized as well as power-law relations that are characteristic of avalanche behavior. Studies were also carried out of periodically driven excitable media, spatial symmetry breaking, and the evolution of three-dimensional scroll waves. Theoretical studies were carried out on exclusive product selectivity and self-segregation in systems with competitive autocatalysis as well as coherent structure analysis of spatiotemporal chaos. Topographic organization of Hebbian neural connections, uncertain destination dynamics in coupled Lorenz systems, and normal modes for chemical reactions from time series analysis were also studied.
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