Numerical investigations of the dynamical behaviors and instabilities for the Gierer-Meinhardt system

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This work is concerned with the numerical simulations on the Gierer-Meinhardt, activator-inhibitor models. We consider the case when the inhibitor time constant τ is non-zero. In this case, oscillations and pulse splitting are observed numerically. Numerical experiments are carried out to investigate the dynamical behaviors and instabilities of the spike patterns. The numerical schemes used are based upon an efficient moving mesh finite element method which distributes more grid points near the localized spike regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-426
Number of pages21
JournalCommunications in Computational Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Gierer-Meinhardt model
  • Moving finite element method
  • Pulse splitting
  • Spikes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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