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Gray-Scott Model at F 0.1060, k 0.0530    

These images and movie demonstrate the behavior of the Gray-Scott reaction-diffusion system with σ=Du/Dv=2 and parameters F=0.1060, k=0.0530.

Red spots on a blue background quickly shrink and disappear.

Blue spots on a red background, as seen here, quickly grow to fill the space, but upon meeting one another tend to remain separate. Larger spots tend to overpower smaller spots, and the small spots usually join a neighboring large spot; however they can sometimes survive for an extended period as solitons (for example, two spots in upper-right from 0:09 to 0:20, another in lower-right from 0:17 to 0:30). The overall effect is somewhat like a negative version of the coalescing "bubbles" seen to the east but with less surface tension in the edges.

Categories: Munafo σ; Wolfram 2-a      (glossary of terms)

                increase F   


after 2,574 tu
after 12,870 tu

15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 858 iter. steps = 429 tu; 1801 fr. total (772,629 tu)

increase k
after 47,190 tu after 193,050 tu after 772,200 tu
(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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