Instabilities and propagation properties in two-component reaction-diffusion systems

Shams Eldeen, Samir (2011) Instabilities and propagation properties in two-component reaction-diffusion systems. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (3MB) | Preview


This thesis deals with a detailed linear analysis for a two-component reaction-diffusion system with constant diffusion coefficients. A comprehensive linear stability analysis results in three types of instabilities: (1) stationary periodic instability, (2) oscillatory uniform and (3) stationary uniform. The first instability involves pattern formation and the other two do not. Precise parameter regimes are identified for each.

Travelling wave analysis is performed for the system and a detailed and comprehensive analysis is undertaken of a linear mechanism governing the development and propagation of nonlinear patterns. This analysis focuses on a linear selection mechanism that gives some insights into the selected speed of invasion of an unstable state by a stable one, as described both by a fixed form of travelling wave and by a modulated travelling wave.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: King, J.R.
Cox, S.M.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA299 Analysis
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
Item ID: 12287
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 15:27
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 21:06

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View