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Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0340, k 0.0710    

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=0.0710.

At these parameter values, all viable starting patterns become "pulsars" that oscillate a fixed number of times before reaching the visible limit of ±3×10-6. The period of oscillation is about 175 tu. At these values of F and k, 17 oscillations occur before it decays below the visible limit of about ±3×10-6.

As is typical for solitons near the eastern frontier, those in close proximity drift slowly away from each other, exemplified here by the pair in the upper-right; drift speed diminishes exponentially with distance.

Categories: Munafo ν; Wolfram 2      (glossary of terms)

                increase F   

decrease k
after 60 tu
after 300 tu

15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 20 iter. steps = 10 tu; 1800 fr. total (18,000 tu)

increase k
after 1,100 tu after 4,500 tu after 18,000 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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