Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0620, k 0.0650  

These images and movie demonstrate the behavior of the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion system with σ=Du/Dv=2 and parameters F=0.0620, k=0.0650.

Worms and solitons grow to fill the space, then organize towards a pattern of parallel lines and solitons in hexagonal arrangement. The number and type of features is generally preserved. When possible (as in the upper-right quadrant) solitons spread out in pockets of open space.    (glossary of terms)

             increase F









      
decrease k
      
after 477 tu
after 2,385 tu

15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 159 iter. steps = 79.5 tu; 1800 fr. total (143,100 tu)









      
increase k
      
after 8,745 tu after 35,775 tu after 143,100 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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