Sidiney G Alves

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A cellular automata model is proposed to analyze the progress of Citrus Variegated Chlorosis epidemics in São Paulo oranges plantation. In this model epidemiological and environmental features, such as motility of sharpshooter vectors which perform Lévy flights, hydric and nutritional level of plant stress and seasonal climatic effects, are included. The(More)
A cellular automata model is proposed to analyze the progress of citrus variegated chlorosis epidemics in São Paulo orange plantations. In this model epidemiological and environmental features, such as motility of sharpshooter vectors that perform Lévy flights, level of plant hydric and nutritional stress, and seasonal climatic effects, are included. The(More)
We study the continuous absorbing-state phase transition in the contact process on the Voronoi-Delaunay lattice. The Voronoi construction is a natural way to introduce quenched coordination disorder in lattice models. We simulate the disordered system using the quasistationary simulation method and determine its critical exponents and moment ratios. Our(More)
Nowadays, in societies threatened by atomization, selfishness, short-term thinking, and alienation from political life, there is a renewed debate about classical questions concerning the quality of democratic decision-making. In this work a cellular automata (CA) model for the dynamics of free elections based on the social impact theory is proposed. By(More)
In this work, the transition between diffusion-limited (DLA) and ballistic aggregation (BA) models was reconsidered using a model in which biased random walks simulate the particle trajectories. The bias is controlled by a parameter lambda, which assumes the value lambda=0 (1) for the ballistic (diffusion-limited) aggregation model. Patterns growing from a(More)
In this paper, we analyze the scaling properties of a model that has as limiting cases the diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) and the ballistic aggregation (BA) models. This model allows us to control the radial and angular scaling of the patterns, as well as their gap distributions. The particles added to the cluster can follow either ballistic(More)
An epidemiological model for dengue propagation using cellular automata is constructed. Dependence on temperature and rainfall index are taken into account. Numerical results fit pretty well with the registered cases of dengue for the city of Rio de Janeiro for the period from 2006 to 2008. In particular, our approach explains very well an abnormally high(More)
We present a numerical study of the evolution of height distributions (HDs) obtained in interface growth models belonging to the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class. The growth is done on an initially flat substrate. The HDs obtained for all investigated models are very well fitted by the theoretically predicted Gaussian orthogonal ensemble (GOE)(More)
We show that the theoretical machinery developed for the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) class in low dimensions is obeyed by the restricted solid-on-solid model for substrates with dimensions up to d=6. Analyzing different restriction conditions, we show that the height distributions of the interface are universal for all investigated dimensions. It means that(More)
The dynamical regimes of models belonging to the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class are investigated in d=2+1 by extensive simulations considering flat and curved geometries. Geometry-dependent universal distributions, different from their Tracy-Widom counterpart in one dimension, were found. Distributions exhibit finite-time corrections(More)