Volume 20, Number 6
Volume 20, Number 6, 2015
Bardin B. S., Lanchares V.
On the Stability of Periodic Hamiltonian Systems with One Degree of Freedom in the Case of Degeneracy
Abstract
We deal with the stability problem of an equilibrium position of a periodic Hamiltonian system with one degree of freedom. We suppose the Hamiltonian is analytic in a small neighborhood of the equilibrium position, and the characteristic exponents of the linearized system have zero real part, i.e., a nonlinear analysis is necessary to study the stability in the sense of Lyapunov. In general, the stability character of the equilibrium depends on nonzero terms of the lowest order $N (N >2)$ in the Hamiltonian normal form, and the stability problem can be solved by using known criteria.
We study the socalled degenerate cases, when terms of order higher than $N$ must be taken into account to solve the stability problem. For such degenerate cases, we establish general conditions for stability and instability. Besides, we apply these results to obtain new stability criteria for the cases of degeneracy, which appear in the presence of first, second, third and fourth order resonances. 
Kuznetsov S. P.
Hyperbolic Chaos in Selfoscillating Systems Based on Mechanical Triple Linkage: Testing Absence of Tangencies of Stable and Unstable Manifolds for Phase Trajectories
Abstract
Dynamical equations are formulated and a numerical study is provided for selfoscillatory model systems based on the triple linkage hinge mechanism of Thurston – Weeks – Hunt – MacKay. We consider systems with a holonomic mechanical constraint of three rotators as well as systems, where three rotators interact by potential forces. We present and discuss some quantitative characteristics of the chaotic regimes (Lyapunov exponents, power spectrum). Chaotic dynamics of the models we consider are associated with hyperbolic attractors, at least, at relatively small supercriticality of the selfoscillating modes; that follows from numerical analysis of the distribution for angles of intersection of stable and unstable manifolds of phase trajectories on the attractors. In systems based on rotators with interacting potential the hyperbolicity is violated starting from a certain level of excitation.

Taimanov I. A.
On an Integrable Magnetic Geodesic Flow on the Twotorus
Abstract
The magnetic geodesic flow on a flat twotorus with the magnetic field $F=\cos(x)dx \wedge dy$ is completely integrated and the description of all contractible periodic magnetic geodesics is given. It is shown that there are no such geodesics for energy $E \geqslant 1/2$, for $E<1/2$ simple periodic magnetic geodesics form two $S^1$families for which the (fixed energy) action functional is positive and therefore there are no periodic magnetic geodesics for which the action functional is negative.

Grines E. A., Osipov G. V.
On Constructing Simple Examples of Threedimensional Flows with Multiple Heteroclinic Cycles
Abstract
In this work we suggest a simple method for constructing $G$equivariant systems of ODEs in $\mathbb{R}^3$ (i.e., systems whose trajectories are invariant under the action of this group on $\mathbb{R}^3$) that possess multiple disjoint heteroclinic networks. Heteroclinic networks under consideration consist of saddle equilibria that belong to coordinate axes and onedimensional separatrices connecting them. We require these separatrices to lie on coordinate planes. We also assume the action of $G$ on $\mathbb{R}^3$ to be generated by cyclic permutation of coordinate variables and reflection with respect to one of the coordinate planes. As an example, we provide a stepbystep construction of threedimensional flow with two disjoint heteroclinic networks. Also, we present a sketch of global dynamics analysis for the minimal example.

Allilueva A. I., Shafarevich A. I.
Asymptotic Solutions for Linear and Nonlinear MHD Systems with a Rapid Jump near a Surface. Dynamics of the Surface of the Jump and Evolution of the Magnetic Field
Abstract
We review our recent results concerning the asymptotic solutions for both linear and nonlinear MHD equations.We describe the asymptotic structure of the solution with a rapid jump near a 2Dsurface. For the linear system we demonstrate the effect of the instantaneous growth of the solution. We also study the weak limit of the solution and the corresponding generalized problem. For the nonlinear system we describe the asymptotic division into different modes, the free boundary problem for the movement of the surface and the equation on the moving surface for the profile of the asymptotic solution. We also study the possibility of the instantaneous growth of the magnetic field. It appears that the growth is possible only in the case of the socalled degenerate Alfvén modes; the latter appear if the main term of the magnetic field is tangent to the surface of the jump.

Korotkov A. G., Kazakov A. O., Osipov G. V.
Sequential Dynamics in the Motif of Excitatory Coupled Elements
Abstract
In this article a new model of motif (small ensemble) of neuronlike elements is proposed. It is built with the use of the generalized Lotka–Volterra model with excitatory couplings. The main motivation for this work comes from the problems of neuroscience where excitatory couplings are proved to be the predominant type of interaction between neurons of the brain. In this paper it is shown that there are two modes depending on the type of coupling between the elements: the mode with a stable heteroclinic cycle and the mode with a stable limit cycle. Our second goal is to examine the chaotic dynamics of the generalized threedimensional Lotka–Volterra model.

Kilin A. A., Pivovarova E. N., Ivanova T. B.
Spherical Robot of Combined Type: Dynamics and Control
Abstract
This paper is concerned with free and controlled motions of a spherical robot of combined type moving by displacing the center of mass and by changing the internal gyrostatic momentum. Equations of motion for the nonholonomic model are obtained and their first integrals are found. Fixed points of the reduced system are found in the absence of control actions. It is shown that they correspond to the motion of the spherical robot in a straight line and in a circle. A control algorithm for the motion of the spherical robot along an arbitrary trajectory is presented. A set of elementary maneuvers (gaits) is obtained which allow one to transfer the spherical robot from any initial point to any end point.

Novelia A., O'Reilly O. M.
On Geodesics of the Rotation Group $SO(3)$
Abstract
Geodesics on $SO(3)$ are characterized by constant angular velocity motions and as great circles on a threesphere. The former interpretation is widely used in optometry and the latter features in the interpolation of rotations in computer graphics. The simplicity of these two disparate interpretations belies the complexity of the corresponding rotations. Using a quaternion representation for a rotation, we present a simple proof of the equivalence of the aforementioned characterizations and a straightforward method to establish features of the corresponding rotations.

Borisov A. V., Mamaev I. S., Kilin A. A., Bizyaev I. A.
Qualitative Analysis of the Dynamics of a Wheeled Vehicle
Abstract
This paper is concerned with the problem of the motion of a wheeled vehicle on a plane in the case where one of the wheel pairs is fixed. In addition, the motion of a wheeled vehicle on a plane in the case of two free wheel pairs is considered. A method for obtaining equations of motion for the vehicle with an arbitrary geometry is presented. Possible kinds of motion of the vehicle with a fixed wheel pair are determined.

Borisov A. V., Kilin A. A., Mamaev I. S.
On the Hadamard – Hamel Problem and the Dynamics of Wheeled Vehicles
Abstract
In this paper, we develop the results obtained by J.Hadamard and G.Hamel concerning the possibility of substituting nonholonomic constraints into the Lagrangian of the system without changing the form of the equations of motion. We formulate the conditions for correctness of such a substitution for a particular case of nonholonomic systems in the simplest and universal form. These conditions are presented in terms of both generalized velocities and quasivelocities. We also discuss the derivation and reduction of the equations of motion of an arbitrary wheeled vehicle. In particular, we prove the equivalence (up to additional quadratures) of problems of an arbitrary wheeled vehicle and an analogous vehicle whose wheels have been replaced with skates. As examples, we consider the problems of a onewheeled vehicle and a wheeled vehicle with two rotating wheel pairs.
