(searched for: doi:10.1126/sciadv.abg7291)
Published: 11 October 2021
Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung pp 1-38; https://doi.org/10.1365/s13291-021-00241-5
Numerical continuation and bifurcation methods can be used to explore the set of steady and time–periodic solutions of parameter dependent nonlinear ODEs or PDEs. For PDEs, a basic idea is to first convert the PDE into a system of algebraic equations or ODEs via a spatial discretization. However, the large class of possible PDE bifurcation problems makes developing a general and user–friendly software a challenge, and the often needed large number of degrees of freedom, and the typically large set of solutions, often require adapted methods. Here we review some of these methods, and illustrate the approach by application of the package to some advanced pattern formation problems, including the interaction of Hopf and Turing modes, patterns on disks, and an experimental setting of dead core pattern formation.