Sandpile cascades on oscillator networks: The BTW model meets Kuramoto

  title={Sandpile cascades on oscillator networks: The BTW model meets Kuramoto},
  author={Guram Mikaberidze and Raissa M. D’Souza},
  journal={Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science},
Cascading failures abound in complex systems and the Bak–Tang–Weisenfeld (BTW) sandpile model provides a theoretical underpinning for their analysis. Yet, it does not account for the possibility of nodes having oscillatory dynamics, such as in power grids and brain networks. Here, we consider a network of Kuramoto oscillators upon which the BTW model is unfolding, enabling us to study how the feedback between the oscillatory and cascading dynamics can lead to new emergent behaviors. We assume… 


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