Alessandra Celletti
Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy
Department of Mathematics, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Publications:
Celletti A., Karampotsiou E., Lhotka C., Pucacco G., Volpi M.
The Role of Tidal Forces in the Longterm Evolution of the Galilean System
2022, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 381408
Abstract
The Galilean satellites of Jupiter are called Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
The first three moons are found in the socalled Laplace resonance, which means that their
orbits are locked in a 2 : 1 resonant chain. Dissipative tidal effects play a fundamental role,
especially when considered on long timescales. The main objective of this work is the study
of the persistence of the resonance along the evolution of the system when considering the
tidal interaction between Jupiter and Io. To constrain the computational cost of the task, we
enhance this dissipative effect by means of a multiplying factor. We develop a simplified model
to study the propagation of the tidal effects from Io to the other moons, resulting in the outward
migration of the satellites. We provide an analytical description of the phenomenon, as well as
the behaviour of the semimajor axis of Io as a function of the figure of merit. We also consider
the interaction of the inner trio with Callisto, using a more elaborated Hamiltonian model
allowing us to study the longterm evolution of the system along few gigayears. We conclude
by studying the possibility of the trapping into resonance of Callisto depending on its initial
conditions.

Celletti A., Lhotka C.
Normal Form Construction for Nearlyintegrable Systems with Dissipation
2012, vol. 17, no. 34, pp. 273292
Abstract
We consider a dissipative vector field which is represented by a nearlyintegrable Hamiltonian flow to which a dissipative contribution is added. The vector field depends upon two parameters, namely the perturbing and dissipative parameters, and by a drift term. We study an $\mathcal{l}$dimensional, timedependent vector field, which is motivated by mathematical models in Celestial Mechanics. Assuming to start with nonresonant initial conditions, we provide the construction of the normal form up to an arbitrary order. To construct the normal form, a suitable choice of the drift parameter must be performed. The normal form allows also to provide an explicit expression of the frequency associated to the normalized coordinates. We also give an example in which we construct explicitly the normal form, we make a comparison with a numerical integration, and we determine the parameter values and the time interval of validity of the normal form.

Celletti A.
Periodic and Quasiperiodic Attractors of Weaklydissipative Nearlyintegrable Systems
2009, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 4963
Abstract
We consider nearlyintegrable systems under a relatively small dissipation. In particular we investigate two specific models: the discrete dissipative standard map and the continuous dissipative spinorbit model. With reference to such samples, we review some analytical and numerical results about the persistence of invariant attractors and of periodic attractors.

Celletti A., Falcolini C., Locatelli U.
On the breakdown threshold of invariant tori in four dimensional maps
2004, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 227253
Abstract
We investigate the breakdown of invariant tori in a four dimensional standard mapping for different values of the coupling parameter. We select various twodimensional frequency vectors, having eventually one or both components close to a rational value. The dynamics of this model is very reach and depends on two parameters, the perturbing and coupling parameters. Several techniques are introduced to determine the analyticity domain (in the complex perturbing parameter plane) and to compute the breakdown threshold of the invariant tori. In particular, the analyticity domain is recovered by means of a suitable implementation of PadÃ© approximants. The breakdown threshold is computed through a suitable extension of Greene's method to four dimensional systems. Frequency analysis is implemented and compared with the previous techniques.

Celletti A., Chierchia L.
Construction of stable periodic orbits for the spinorbit problem of celestial mechanics
1998, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 107121
Abstract
Birkhoff periodic orbits associated to spinorbit resonances in Celestial Mechanics and in particular to the Moon–Earth and Mercury–Sun systems are considered. A general method (based on a quantitative version of the Implicit Function Theorem) for the construction of such orbits with particular attention to "effective estimates" on the size of the perturbative parameters is presented and tested on the above mentioned systems. Lyapunov stability of the periodic orbits (for small values of the perturbative parameters) is proved by constructing KAM librational invariant surfaces trapping the periodic orbits.
