par McNamara, S.;Mareschal, Michel
Référence Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 63, 6, page (061306)
Publication Publié, 2001
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : We calculate and study the Lyapunov spectrum of a granular gas maintained in a steady state by an isokinetic thermostat. Considering restitution coefficients greater than unity allows us to show that the spectra change smoothly and continuously at equilibrium. The shearing instability of the granular gas, however, provokes an abrupt change in the structure of the spectrum. The relationship between various physically relevant quantities and the energy dissipation rate differs from previously studied nonequilibrium steady states.