Volume 9, Issue 5
A Meshfree Technique for Numerical Simulation of Reaction-Diffusion Systems in Developmental Biology

Zahra Jannesari and Mehdi Tatari

10.4208/aamm.2015.m1085

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 9 (2017), pp. 1225-1249.

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  • Abstract

In this work, element free Galerkin (EFG) method is posed for solving nonlinear, reaction-diffusion systems which are often employed in mathematical modeling in developmental biology. A predicator-corrector scheme is applied, to avoid directly solving of coupled nonlinear systems. The EFG method employs the moving least squares (MLS) approximation to construct shape functions. This method uses only a set of nodal points and a geometrical description of the body to discretize the governing equation. No mesh in the classical sense is needed. However a background mesh is used for integration purpose. Numerical solutions for two cases of interest, the Schnakenberg model and the Gierer-Meinhardt model, in various regions is presented to demonstrate the effects of various domain geometries on the resulting biological patterns.

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Published online: 2018-05

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