School of Mathematical Sciences

Nonequilibrium dynamics of a dry friction model subjected to coloured noise menu

Nonequilibrium dynamics of a dry friction model subjected to coloured noise

Speaker: 
Paul Geffert (QMUL)
Date/Time: 
Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:00
Room: 
W316
Seminar series: 

We investigate the impact of noise on a two-dimensional simple paradigmatic piecewise-smooth dynamical system. For that purpose, we consider the motion of a particle subjected to dry friction and coloured noise. The finite correlation time of the noise provides an additional dimension in phase space, causes a nontrivial probability current, and establishes a proper nonequilibrium regime. Furthermore, the setup allows for the study of stick-slip phenomena, which show up as a singular component in the stationary probability density. Analytic insight can be provided by application of the unified coloured noise approximation, developed by P. Jung and P. Hänggi. The analysis of probability currents and of power spectral densities underpins the observed stick-slip transition, which is related with a critical value of the noise correlation time.