Noise and dissipation on coadjoint orbits

Research paper by Alexis Arnaudon, Alex L. Castro, Darryl D. Holm

Indexed on: 14 May '16Published on: 14 May '16Published in: Mathematics - Dynamical Systems


We derive and study stochastic dissipative dynamics on coadjoint orbits by incorporating noise and dissipation into mechanical systems arising from the theory of reduction by symmetry, including a semidirect-product extension. Random attractors are found for this general class of systems when the Lie algebra is semi- simple, provided the top Lyapunov exponent is positive. We study two canonical examples, the free rigid body and the heavy top, whose stochastic integrable reductions are found and numerical simulations of their random attractors are shown.