Data-Driven Modeling of Nonlinear Traveling Waves [article]

James Koch
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Presented is a data-driven Machine Learning (ML) framework for the identification and modeling of traveling wave spatiotemporal dynamics. The presented framework is based on the steadily-propagating traveling wave ansatz, u(x,t) = U(ξ=x - ct + a). For known evolution equations, this coordinate transformation reduces governing partial differential equations (PDEs) to a set of coupled ordinary differential equations (ODEs) in the traveling wave coordinate ξ. Although traveling waves are readily
more » ... served in many physical systems, the underlying governing equations may be unknown. For these instances, the traveling wave ODEs can be (i) identified in an interpretable manner through an implementation of sparse regression techniques or (ii) modeled empirically with neural ODEs. Presented are these methods applied to several physical systems that admit traveling waves. Examples include traveling wave fronts, pulses, and wavetrains restricted to one-wave wave propagation in a single spatial dimension.
arXiv:2101.02122v1 fatcat:oqgsyjmqyffm3f3uqdzd6upxxe