Homoclinic Bifurcations in Planar Piecewise-Linear Systems

Bin Xu, Fenghong Yang, Yun Tang, Mu Lin
2013 Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society  
The problem of homoclinic bifurcations in planar continuous piecewise-linear systems with two zones is studied. This is accomplished by investigating the existence of homoclinic orbits in the systems. The systems with homoclinic orbits can be divided into two cases: the visible saddle-focus (or saddle-center) case and the case of twofold nodes with opposite stability. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of homoclinic orbits are provided for further study of homoclinic
more » ... homoclinic bifurcations. Two kinds of homoclinic bifurcations are discussed: one is generically related to nondegenerate homoclinic orbits; the other is the discontinuity induced homoclinic bifurcations related to the boundary. The results show that at least two parameters are needed to unfold all possible homoclinc bifurcations in the systems.
doi:10.1155/2013/732321 fatcat:snd44rggsfgiln2qumnlsjlqfi