More than Skew: Asymmetric Wave Propagation in a Reaction-Diffusion-Convection System
Keywords:reaction-diffusion, convection, limit cycle, Schnakenberg, travelling wave
AbstractConvection-induced instability in reaction-diffusion systems produces complicated patterns of oscillations behind propagating wavefronts. We transform the system twice: into lambda-omega form, then into polar variables. We find analytical estimates for the wavefront speed which we confirm numerically.Our previous work examined a simpler system [E. H. Flach, S. Schnell, and J. Norbury, Phys. Rev. E 76, 036216 (2007)]; the onset of instability is qualitatively different В in numerical solutions of this system. We modify our estimates and connect the two different behaviours. Our estimate explains how the Turing instability fits with pattern found in reaction-diffusion-convection systems. Our results can have important applications to the pattern formation analysis of biological systems.
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