We establish the global existence of classical solutions to a generalized chemotaxis model, which includes the volume filling effect expressed through a nonlinear squeezing probability. This novel choice of squeezing probability reflects the elastic properties of cells. Necessary and sufficient conditions for spatial pattern formation are given and the underlying bifurcations are analyzed. In numerical simulations, the complex dynamics of merging and emerging patterns are shown for zero cell kinetics and nonzero cell kinetics, respectively. We conclude that the emerging process of pattern formation is due to cell growth.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Applied Mathematics