Phase Space Flux Ratio as a Measure of Relative Stability.
Phase Space Flux Ratio as a Measure of Relative
Frey, M. R.; Simiu, E.
Computation of Stochastic Mechanics, 2nd International
Conference. Proceedings. June 13-15, 1994, Athens,
Greece, Balkema, Rotterdam, Spanos, P. D., Editor(s),
113-120 pp, 1995.
Sponsor:Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA
building technology; chaos; phase space flux; relative
A new measure of the relative stability of potential
wells is proposed based on phase space transport. This
measure is described for continuous one-dimensional
bistable dynamical systems and contrasted with a measure
of relative stability based on the stationary
distribution of system state in phase space. The
advantages and limitations of the proposed approach to
relative stability are discussed and a "blowtorch"
theorem is presented.