Asymptotic and numerical solutions of a twocomponent reaction diffusion systemTools Barwari Bala, Farhad (2016) Asymptotic and numerical solutions of a twocomponent reaction diffusion system. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
AbstractIn this thesis, we study a twocomponent reaction diffusion system in one and two spatial dimensions, both numerically and asymptotically. The system is related to a nonlocal reaction diffusion equation which has been proposed as a model for a single species that competes with itself for a common resource. In one spatial dimension, we find that this system admits traveling wave solutions that connect the two homogeneous steady states. We also analyse the longtime behaviour of the solutions. Although there exists a lower bound on the speed of travelling wave solutions, we observe that numerical solutions in some regions of parameter space exhibit travelling waves that propagate for an asymptotically long time with speeds below this lower bound. We use asymptotic methods to both verify these numerical results and explain the dynamics of the problem, which include steady, unsteady, spikeperiodic travelling and gapperiodic travelling waves.
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