Anomalous dissipation in a stochastically forced infinite-dimensional system of coupled oscillators

Journal Article

We study a system of stochastically forced infinite-dimensional coupled harmonic oscillators. Although this system formally conserves energy and is not explicitly dissipative, we show that it has a nontrivial invariant probability measure. This phenomenon, which has no finite dimensional equivalent, is due to the appearance of some anomalous dissipation mechanism which transports energy to infinity. This prevents the energy from building up locally and allows the system to converge to the invariant measure. The invariant measure is constructed explicitly and some of its properties are analyzed. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mattingly, JC; Suidan, TM; Vanden-Eijnden, E

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 128 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1145 - 1152

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10955-007-9351-8