Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0340, k 0.0610
These images and movie demonstrate the behavior of the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion system with σ=Du/Dv=2 and parameters F=0.0340, k=0.0610.
Solitons grow into rings, which break up into solitons and worms. These slowly and calmly rearrange by two mechanisms (solitons breaking off from and rejoining onto worm ends, and sideways pushing) into a field of parallel worms with solitons along grain boundaries. Short-lived coherent oscillations are triggered when worms join head to head. Field becomes stable after about 200,000 tu. (glossary of terms)
15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 55 iter. steps = 27.5 tu; 1800 fr. total (49,500 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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