Micropterons, nanopterons and solitary wave solutions to the diatomic Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou problem
We use a specialized boundary-value problem solver for mixed-type functional differential equations to numerically examine the landscape of traveling wave solutions to the diatomic Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou (FPUT) problem. By using a continuation approach, we are able to uncover the relationship between the branches of micropterons and nanopterons that have been rigorously constructed recently in various limiting regimes. We show that the associated surfaces are connected together in a nontrivial fashion and illustrate the key role that solitary waves play in the branch points. Finally, we numerically show that the diatomic solitary waves are stable under the full dynamics of the FPUT system.
Partial Differential Equations in Applied Mathematics
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