# Priya SubramanianUniversity of Auckland · Department of Mathematics

Priya Subramanian

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Biological filaments driven by molecular motors tend to experience tangential propulsive forces also known as active follower forces. When such a filament encounters an obstacle, it deforms, which reorients its follower forces and alters its entire motion. If the filament pushes a cargo, the friction on the cargo can be enough to deform the filamen...

Invariant states in inclined layer convection. Part 2. Bifurcations and connections between branches of invariant states - Volume 898 - Florian Reetz, Priya Subramanian, Tobias M. Schneider

In the present work we explore the application of a few root-finding methods to a series of prototypical examples. The methods we consider include: (a) the so-called continuous-time Nesterov (CTN) flow method; (b) a variant thereof referred to as the squared-operator method (SOM); and (c) the the joint action of each of the above two methods with t...

The coincidence of a pitchfork and Hopf bifurcation at a Takens-Bogdanov (TB) bifurcation occurs in many physical systems such as double-diffusive convection, binary convection and magnetoconvection. Analysis of the associated normal form, in one dimension with periodic boundary condition, shows the existence of steady patterns, standing waves, mod...

The density distribution in solids is often represented as a sum of Gaussian peaks (or similar functions) centred on lattice sites or via a Fourier sum. Here, we argue that representing instead the logarithm of the density distribution via a Fourier sum is better. We show that truncating such a representation after only a few terms can be highly ac...

We propose an alternative to the standard mechanisms for the formation of rogue waves in a nonconservative, nonlinear lattice dynamical system. We consider an ordinary differential equation (ODE) system that features regular periodic bursting arising from forced symmetry breaking. We then connect such potentially exploding units via a diffusive lat...

We propose an alternative to the standard mechanisms for the formation of rogue waves in a non-conservative, nonlinear lattice dynamical system. We consider an ODE system that features regular periodic bursting arising from forced symmetry breaking. We then connect such potentially exploding units via a diffusive lattice coupling and investigate th...

Double-zero eigenvalues at a Takens–Bogdanov (TB) bifurcation occur in many physical systems such as double-diffusive convection, binary convection and magnetoconvection. Analysis of the associated normal form, in 1D with periodic boundary condition, shows the existence of steady patterns, standing waves, modulated waves (MW) and travelling waves,...

Non-topological defects in spatial patterns such as grain boundaries in crystalline materials arise from local variations of the pattern properties such as amplitude, wavelength and orientation. Such non-topological defects may be treated as spatially localized structures, i.e. as fronts connecting distinct periodic states. Using the two-dimensiona...

The density distribution in solids is often represented as a sum of Gaussian peaks (or similar functions) centered on lattice sites or via a Fourier sum. Here, we argue that representing instead the logarithm of the density distribution via a Fourier sum is better. We show that truncating such a representation after only a few terms can be highly a...

In the present work we explore the application of a few root-finding methods to a series of prototypical examples. The methods we consider include: (a) the so-called continuous-time Nesterov (CTN) flow method; (b) a variant thereof referred to as the squared-operator method (SOM); and (c) the joint action of each of the above two methods with the s...

Non-topological defects such as grain boundaries abound in pattern forming systems, arising from local variations of pattern properties such as amplitude, wavelength, orientation, etc. We introduce the idea of treating such non-topological defects as spatially localised structures that are embedded in a background pattern, instead of treating them...

In coupled reaction–diffusion systems, modes with two different length scales can interact to produce a wide variety of spatiotemporal patterns. Three-wave interactions between these modes can explain the occurrence of spatially complex steady patterns and time-varying states including spatiotemporal chaos. The interactions can take the form of two...

In coupled reaction-diffusion systems, modes of two lengthscales can interact to produce a wide variety of spatiotemporal patterns. Three-wave interactions between these modes can explain the occurrence of spatially complex steady patterns and time-varying states including spatiotemporal chaos. The interactions can take the form of two short waves...

Convection in a layer inclined against gravity is a thermally driven non-equilibrium system, in which both buoyancy and shear forces drive spatio-temporally complex flow. As a function of the strength of thermal driving and the angle of inclination, a multitude of convection patterns is observed in experiments and numerical simulations. Several obs...

Phase field crystal (PFC) theory is extensively used for modeling the phase behavior, structure, thermodynamics, and other related properties of solids. PFC theory can be derived from dynamical density functional theory (DDFT) via a sequence of approximations. Here, we carefully identify all of these approximations and explain the consequences of e...

For soft matter to form quasicrystals an important ingredient is to have two characteristic length scales in the interparticle interactions. To be more precise, for stable quasicrystals, periodic modulations of the local density distribution with two particular wave numbers should be favored, and the ratio of these wave numbers should be close to c...

Phase field crystal (PFC) theory, extensively used for modelling the structure of solids, can be derived from dynamical density functional theory (DDFT) via a sequence of approximations. Standard derivations neglect a term of form $\nabla\cdot[n\nabla L n]$, where $n$ is the scaled density profile and $L$ is a linear operator. We show that this ter...

Biological filaments driven by molecular motors tend to experience tangential propulsive forces also known as active follower forces. When such a filament encounters an obstacle, it deforms, which reorients its follower forces and alters its entire motion. If the filament pushes a cargo, the friction on the cargo can be enough to deform the filamen...

For soft matter to form quasicrystals an important ingredient is to have two characteristic lengthscales in the interparticle interactions. To be more precise, for stable quasicrystals, periodic modulations of the local density distribution with two particular wavenumbers should be favored, and the ratio of these wavenumbers should be close to cert...

Soft matter systems have been observed to self-assemble, over a range of system parameters, into quasicrystalline structures. The resulting quasicrystals may minimize the free energy, and be in thermodynamic coexistence with the liquid state. At such state points, the likelihood of finding the presence of spatially localized states with quasicrysta...

We investigate the liquid state structure of the two-dimensional model introduced by Barkan et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 098304 (2014)], which exhibits quasicrystalline and other unusual solid phases, focusing on the radial distribution function g(r) and its asymptotic decay r→∞. For this particular model system, we find that as the density is inc...

We investigate the liquid state structure of the two-dimensional (2D) model introduced by Barkan et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 098304 (2014)], which exhibits quasicrystalline and other unusual solid phases, focussing on the radial distribution function $g(r)$ and its asymptotic decay $r\to\infty$. For this particular model system, we find that as t...

We investigate quasicrystal-forming soft matter using a two-scale phase field crystal model. At state points near thermodynamic coexistence between bulk quasicrystals and the liquid phase, we find multiple metastable spatially localized quasicrystals embedded in a background of liquid. In three dimensions we obtain spatially localized icosahedral q...

We investigate the formation and stability of icosahedral quasicrytalline structures using a dynamic phase field crystal model. Nonlinear interactions between density waves at two length scales stabilize three-dimensional quasicrystals. We determine the phase diagram and parameter values required for the quasicrystal to be the global minimum free e...

We investigate the formation and stability of icosahedral quasicrytalline structures using a dynamic phase field crystal model. Nonlinear interactions between density waves at two length scales stabilize three-dimensional quasicrystals. We determine the phase diagram and parameter values required for the quasicrystal to be the global minimum free e...

This paper reports on a theoretical analysis of the rich variety of
spatio-temporal patterns observed recently in inclined layer convection at
medium Prandtl number when varying the inclination angle {\gamma} and the
Rayleigh number R. The patterns are shown to originate from a complicated
competition of buoyancy-driven and shear-flow driven patter...

The present study models a thermoacoustic system in the time domain where, in the limit of small amplitudes, the linear dynamics of a heat source is incorporated in terms of a distributed time lag response function. This approach allows for a description of the heat source that is richer than that in single time lag models such as the well-known n–...

The present study develops an alternative perspective on the response of premixed flames to flow perturbations. In particular, the linear response of laminar premixed flames to velocity perturbations is examined in the time domain, and the corresponding impulse response functions are determined analytically. Different flame types and shapes as well...

The problem of combustion instabilities arising from the thermoacoustic interactions in a ducted premixed flame model is considered. Contrary to the conventionally used low-order models to describe such systems, a high dimensional model governed by a set of the acoustic equations coupled to the equations for flame dynamics is employed. The flame fr...

This paper analyses subcritical transition to instability, also known as triggering in thermoacoustic systems, with an example of a Rijke tube model with an explicit time delay. Linear stability analysis of the thermoacoustic system is performed to identify parameter values at the onset of linear instability via a Hopf bifurcation. We then use the...

The problem of combustion instabilities arising from the thermoacoustic interactions in a ducted premixed flame model is considered. Contrary to the conventionally used low order models to describe such systems, a high dimensional model governed by a set of the acoustic equations coupled to the equations for flame dynamics is employed. The flame fr...

Thermoacoustic instabilities severely restrict the operating regimes and reduce the life of gas turbines as they induce large amplitude pressure fluctuations. During instability, excessive vibrations and oscillatory thermal loads occur in the system. In order to find safe operating ranges, where instabilities can be avoided, stability analysis of t...

This paper investigates the non-normal nature of premixed flame–acoustic interaction. The thermoacoustic system is modelled using the acoustic equations for momentum and energy, together with the equation for the evolution of the flame front obtained from the kinematic G-equation. As the unsteady heat addition acts as a volumetric source, the flame...

The problem of combustion instabilities arising from the thermoacoustic interactions in a ducted premixed flame model is considered. Contrary to the conventionally used low order models used to describe such systems, a high dimensional model which takes into account internal degrees of freedom of the flame is employed. A Linear Quadratic (LQ) Regul...

A bifurcation analysis of the dynamical behavior of a horizontal Rijke tube model is performed in this paper. The method of numerical continuation is used to obtain the bifurcation plots, including the amplitude of the unstable limit cycles. Bifurcation plots for the variation of nondimensional heater power, damping coefficient and the heater locat...

Modeling thermoacoustic instabilities using inputs from experimental data usually employs a two-part approach: the response of the flame to perturbations in the flow is first obtained in terms of a flame transfer function, which then used as a source term in the acoustic equation. Within the framework of the two-part approach, an approximate modal...