Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0460, k 0.0630  

These images and movie demonstrate the behavior of the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion system with σ=Du/Dv=2 and parameters F=0.0460, k=0.0630.

Loops grow into clovers, then break into serpentine worms when contacting each other. Field becomes mostly worms, with a small amount of branching and a few isolated solitons. Worms gradually lenghten and straighten, but a few branches and solitons persist for as long as 700,000 tu or more.    (glossary of terms)

             increase F









      
decrease k
      
after 258 tu
after 1,290 tu

15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 86 iter. steps = 43 tu; 1800 fr. total (77,400 tu)









      
increase k
      
after 4,730 tu after 19,350 tu after 77,400 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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