Swift-Hohenberg Equation - ZigZag Instability

Stripes + Random Perturbation

The initial state is stripes with wave number 0.88357 (zigzag unstable) and a small random perturbation. You will need to run to a time of about 70 before visible changes occur. The pattern may continue to evolve over much longer time scales (depending on the random perturbation).

Last modified Friday, April 28, 2000
Michael Cross