Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0060, k 0.0350
These images and movie demonstrate the behavior of the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion system with σ=Du/Dv=2 and parameters F=0.0060, k=0.0350.
At 0:42, after the last spiral pair has vanished, a wavefront is artificially removed, leaving just a single wavefront travelling to the right. From about 0:50 to 1:20 the values of u and v are plotted in white and black, respectively, with the full height representing the range from 0.00 to 1.00. This wave front continues to move to the right indefinitely (tested for 1,000,000 tu). The irregularities in the wavefront retain the appearance seen here, with the individual "bumps" endlessly changing in number, relative size, and position.
At smaller k values (and the same F) the wavefront becomes considerably smoother, becoming almost a straight line just before reaching the edge of the homogeneous blue state region. At higher k values the wavefront becomes more irregular, but remains stable up to about k=0.0419.
15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 19 iter. steps = 9.5 tu; 1801 fr. total (17,109 tu)
In these images:
- Color indicates level of u, ranging from purple (lowest u values) through blue, aqua, green, yellow and pink/red (highest u values)
- Areas where u is increasing are lightened to a light pastel tone; where u is decreasing the color is vivid.
- In areas where u is changing by less than ±3×10-6 per tu, an intermediate pastel color is seen. This includes areas that are in steady state or equilibrium.
''tu'' is the dimensionless unit of time, and ''lu'' the dimensionless unit of length, implicit in the equations that define the reaction-diffusion model. The grids for these simulations use Δx=1/143 lu and Δt=1/2 tu; the system is 3.2 lu wide. The simulation meets itself at the edges (periodic boundary condition); all images tile seamlessly if used as wallpaper.
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This page was written in the "embarrassingly readable" markup language RHTF, and was last updated on 2017 Feb 02. s.11