Statistics of power injection in a plate set into chaotic vibration
ENSTA-UME, Unité de Recherche en Mécanique, Chemin de la Hunière, 91761 Palaiseau, Cedex, France
2 Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, UMR 8550 du CNRS/ENS/Paris 6/Paris 7, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 5, France
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Published online: 29 November 2008
A vibrating plate is set into a chaotic state of wave turbulence by either a periodic or a random local forcing. Correlations between the forcing and the local velocity response of the plate at the forcing point are studied. Statistical models with fairly good agreement with the experiments are proposed for each forcing. Both distributions of injected power have a logarithmic cusp for zero power, while the tails are Gaussian for the periodic driving and exponential for the random one. The distributions of injected work over long time intervals are investigated in the framework of the fluctuation theorem, also known as the Gallavotti-Cohen theorem. It appears that the conclusions of the theorem are verified only for the periodic, deterministic forcing. Using independent estimates of the phase space contraction, this result is discussed in the light of available theoretical framework.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 62.30.+d – Mechanical and elastic waves; vibrations / 47.20.Ky – Nonlinearity, bifurcation, and symmetry breaking
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