Gray-Scott Model at F 0.0380, 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=0.0380, k=0.0590.
Even when starting with complete symmetry as shown here, slight irregularities (invisible at first) ensure the pattern will eventually become asymmetrical. Some of this can be seen here if you look closely; after another 125,000 tu the central loop has lost its symmetry too.
15 frames/sec.; each fr. is 64 iter. steps = 32 tu; 1800 fr. total (57,600 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 2018 Feb 04. s.11