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Coupled map lattice (Rev #2)



According to the Wikiprdia article it is:

A coupled map lattice (CML) is a dynamical system that models the behavior of non-linear systems (especially partial differential equations). They are predominantly used to qualitatively study the chaotic dynamics of spatially extended systems. This includes the dynamics of spatiotemporal chaos where the number of effective degrees of freedom diverge as the size of the system increases.


Features of the CML are discrete time dynamics, discrete underlying spaces (lattices or networks), and real (number or vector), local, continuous state variables.[2] Studied systems include populations, chemical reactions, convection, fluid flow and biological networks. Even recently, CMLs have been applied to computational networks [3] identifying detrimental attack methods and cascading failures.



e Some open source software is

  • Yade. From the Yade page:

Yade is an extensible open-source framework for discrete numerical models, focused on Discrete Element Method. The project started as an offspring from SDEC at Grenoble University, now is being developed at multiple research institutes and has active and helpful user community.

The computation parts are written in c++ using flexible object model, allowing independent implementation of new alogrithms, interfaces with other software packages (e.g. flow simulation), data import/export routines. Python can be used to create and manipulate the simulation or for postprocessing.