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)

             increase F









      
decrease k
      
after 165 tu
after 825 tu

15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 55 iter. steps = 27.5 tu; 1800 fr. total (49,500 tu)









      
increase k
      
after 3,025 tu after 12,375 tu after 49,500 tu
             decrease F
(Click on any image to magnify)

In these images:

Wavefronts and other moving objects have decreasing u values (brighter color) on the leading edge of the blue part of the moving object, and increasing u (light pastel color) on the trailing edge. This is true even for very slow-moving objects — thus, you can tell from the coloring what direction things are moving in.

''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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