Velocity-Amplitude Relationship in the Gray-Scott Autowave Model in Isolated Conditions

Velocity and amplitude are two basic characteristics of any autowave, and their relationship reflects the internal regulation of the autowave system. This study proposes an approach to approximately estimate steady velocity-amplitude (VA) relation without deriving separate formulas for V and A. The approach presumes constructing an ansatz which represents the "petal" form of phase trajectory and contains V, A, and a free parameter (parameters). After substituting this ansatz, integration of model equations leads to a VA relation analytically. A free parameter (parameters) can be determined by comparing the analytical VA relation to the numerical data. As an example, we used the simplest autowave model possessing threshold, that is, the Gray-Scott model (cubic autocatalysis with linear inhibition) in isolated conditions with an immobilized precursor and a diffusible reactant. For all values of the inhibition rate constant allowing autowave solution (i.e., except approaching zero), the free parameter of ansatz belongs to a narrow interval has little effect on VA relation and can be regarded as fixed. Assumption of precursor immobilization does not influence the results qualitatively. This approach will be useful in investigations of more complex active media systems in biochemistry, combustion, and disease control. Copyright © 2019 American Chemical Society.

American Chemical Society
  • 1 S.M. Nikolskii Mathematical Institute, People's Friendship University of Russia, RUDN University, 6 Miklukho-Maklaya Street, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Date of creation
Date of change
Short link

Other records

Kobalava Zh.D., Troitskaya E.A., Markova M.A., Khruleva Yu.V.
Arterial Hypertension (Russian Federation). All-Russian Public Organization Antihypertensive League. Vol. 25. 2019. P. 285-294