Travelling waves in a complex Ginzburg-Landau equation with time-delay feedback

  • Atiya Choudhury

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (by Research)


    One of the simplest ways to create nonlinear oscillations is the Hopf bifurcation. The spatiotemporal dynamics observed in an extended medium with diffusion (e.g., a chemical reaction) undergoing this bifurcation is governed by the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation, one of the best-studied generic models for pattern formation, where besides uniform oscillations, spiral waves, coherent structures and turbulence are found. The presence of time delay terms in this equation changes the pattern formation scenario, and different kind of travelling waves have been reported. In particular, we study the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation that contains local and global time-delay feedback terms. We focus our attention on plane wave solutions in this model. The first novel result is the derivation of the plane wave solution in the presence of time-delay feedback with global and local contributions. The second and more important result of this study consists of a linear stability analysis of plane waves in that model. Evaluation of the eigenvalue equation does not show stabilisation of plane waves for the parameters studied. We discuss these results and compare to results of other models.
    Date of Award20 Apr 2015
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Aston University
    SupervisorMichael Stich (Supervisor)


    • travelling waves
    • ginzburg-landau equation
    • time-delay feedback

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