Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0460, 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=0.0460, k=0.0650.
Solitons in isolation multiply into 4 solitons (or sometimes 3, not seen here) which then become worms unless crowded out. Loops can also grow intact if undisturbed (bottom-left and bottom-center). The result is generally a field of worms and solitons.
Sharp bends break and solitons can turn into worms if they have the space but otherwise, the demographics persist, with the final count of worms and solitons depending highly on the nature of the starting pattern. The 4-way bend at left slowly turns into two 3-way bends like the one on the right. Stability takes another 375,000 tu or more.
15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 86 iter. steps = 43 tu; 1800 fr. total (77,400 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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This page was written in the "embarrassingly readable" markup language RHTF, and was last updated on 2015 Nov 07. s.27