Numerical continuation methods for large-scale dissipative dynamical systems
Departament de Física, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Received: 2 December 2015
Revised: 20 March 2016
Published online: 22 November 2016
A tutorial on continuation and bifurcation methods for the analysis of truncated dissipative partial differential equations is presented. It focuses on the computation of equilibria, periodic orbits, their loci of codimension-one bifurcations, and invariant tori. To make it more self-contained, it includes some definitions of basic concepts of dynamical systems, and some preliminaries on the general underlying techniques used to solve non-linear systems of equations by inexact Newton methods, and eigenvalue problems by means of subspace or Arnoldi iterations.
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