Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 12, 163–170, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-12-163-2005

Special issue: Seismicity pattern dynamics

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 12, 163–170, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-12-163-2005

  31 Jan 2005

31 Jan 2005

Phase synchronization of slip in laboratory slider system

T. Chelidze1,2, T. Matcharashvili1, J. Gogiashvili1, O. Lursmanashvili2, and M. Devidze1 T. Chelidze et al.
  • 1Institute of Geophysics of Georgian Academy of Sciences, 1 Alexidze str, 0193, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2Tbilisi State University, 1 Chavchavadze Ave, Tbilisi, Georgia

Abstract. In the present study the character of slip regimes in laboratory spring-slider system under weak external periodical forcing has been investigated. We report the experimental evidence of phase synchronization (PS) in a slip dynamics, induced by the external periodic electromagnetic (EM) impact. The quality of synchronization depends on the intensity and frequency of the applied field; the corresponding Arnold's tongue region is constructed. Application of special techniques (measuring phase differences, phase diffusion coefficient, Shannon entropy, Recurrence Quantification Analysis) allows quantitative assessment of the strength of synchronization of microslips with EM impact. It is also shown that the character of power law relationship in acoustic emission amplitude (energy) distribution also undergoes significant changes at changing excitation intensity.