The Burridge–Knopoff model implements an earthquake fault as a mechanical lock-spring chain. While numerical studies of the modelare abundant, experimental investigations are limited to a two-blocks, analog electronic implementation that was proposed by drawing an analogy between mechanical and electrical quantities. Although elegant, this approach is not versatile, mostly because of its heavy reliance on inductors. Here, we propose an alternative, inductorless implementation of the same system. The experimental haracterization of the proposed circuit shows very good agreement with theoretical predictions. Besides periodic oscillations, the circuit exhibits a chaotic regime: the corresponding markers of chaoticity, namely, the correlation dimension and the maximum Lyapunov exponent, were experimentally assessed to be consistent with those provided by numerical simulations. The improved versatility and scalability of the circuit is expected to allow for experimental implementations of the Burridge–Knopoff model with a large number of blocks. In addition, the circuit can be used as the basic element of scalable platforms to investigate the dynamics of networks of oscillators and related phenomena. Published under an exclusive license by AIP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0161339

A scalable electronic analog of the Burridge–Knopoff model of earthquake faults / Perinelli, Alessio; Iuppa, Roberto; Ricci, Leonardo. - In: CHAOS. - ISSN 1054-1500. - 33:9(2023), p. 093103. [10.1063/5.0161339]

A scalable electronic analog of the Burridge–Knopoff model of earthquake faults

Perinelli, Alessio
Primo
;
Iuppa, Roberto
Secondo
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Ricci, Leonardo
Ultimo
2023-01-01

Abstract

The Burridge–Knopoff model implements an earthquake fault as a mechanical lock-spring chain. While numerical studies of the modelare abundant, experimental investigations are limited to a two-blocks, analog electronic implementation that was proposed by drawing an analogy between mechanical and electrical quantities. Although elegant, this approach is not versatile, mostly because of its heavy reliance on inductors. Here, we propose an alternative, inductorless implementation of the same system. The experimental haracterization of the proposed circuit shows very good agreement with theoretical predictions. Besides periodic oscillations, the circuit exhibits a chaotic regime: the corresponding markers of chaoticity, namely, the correlation dimension and the maximum Lyapunov exponent, were experimentally assessed to be consistent with those provided by numerical simulations. The improved versatility and scalability of the circuit is expected to allow for experimental implementations of the Burridge–Knopoff model with a large number of blocks. In addition, the circuit can be used as the basic element of scalable platforms to investigate the dynamics of networks of oscillators and related phenomena. Published under an exclusive license by AIP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0161339
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Perinelli, Alessio; Iuppa, Roberto; Ricci, Leonardo
A scalable electronic analog of the Burridge–Knopoff model of earthquake faults / Perinelli, Alessio; Iuppa, Roberto; Ricci, Leonardo. - In: CHAOS. - ISSN 1054-1500. - 33:9(2023), p. 093103. [10.1063/5.0161339]
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