Metriplectic Structure, Leibniz Dynamics and Dissipative Systems
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Submission date: 01. Nov. 2005 (revised version: November 2005)
published in: Journal of mathematical analysis and applications, 326 (2007) 1, p. 121-136
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1016/j.jmaa.2006.02.023
MSC-Numbers: 58D05, 35Q5
Keywords and phrases: metriplectic, leibniz bracket, burgers equation
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A metriplectic (or Leibniz) structure on a smooth manifold is a pair of skew-symmetric Poisson tensor P and symmetric metric tensor G. The dynamical system defined by the metriplectic structure can be expressed in terms of Leibniz bracket. This structure is used to model the geometry of the dissipative systems. The dynamics of purely dissipative systems are defined by the geometry induced on a phase space via a metric tensor. The notion of Leibniz brackets is extendable to infinite-dimensional spaces. We study metriplectic structure compatible with the Euler-Poincaré framework of the Burgers and Whitham-Burgers equations. This means metricplectic structure can be constructed via Euler-Poincaré formalism. We also study the Euler-Poincaré frame work of the Holm-Staley equation, and this exhibits different type of metriplectic structure. Finally we study the 2D Navier-Stokes using metriplectic techniques.