Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0940, k 0.0590
These images and movie demonstrate the behavior of the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion system with σ=Du/Dv=2 and parameters F=0.0940, k=0.0590.
Initial patterns of blue spots on red produce solitons; any worms quickly shrink to solitons. Red spots on blue, as seen here, quickly grow into a matrix of bubbles, that coalesce into larger bubbles as the smallest ones tend to shrink. As seen here, isolated solitons can exist as islands inside the bubbles. If a soliton's bubble shrinks, the soliton is snuffed out (seen at 0:32; note this is unlike what happens to the south). This pattern takes 815,000 tu to evolve into a single large hexagonal bubble; after about another 500,000 tu the edges are almost stationary, straight and with 120o angles.
15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 542 iter. steps = 271 tu; 1801 fr. total (488,071 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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