Trail formation based on directed pheromone deposition

@article{Boissard2013TrailFB,
  title={Trail formation based on directed pheromone deposition},
  author={Emmanuel Boissard and P. Degond and S. Motsch},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={66},
  pages={1267-1301}
}
  • Emmanuel Boissard, P. Degond, S. Motsch
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Mathematical Biology
  • We propose an Individual-Based Model of ant-trail formation. The ants are modeled as self-propelled particles which deposit directed pheromone particles and interact with them through alignment interaction. The directed pheromone particles intend to model pieces of trails, while the alignment interaction translates the tendency for an ant to follow a trail when it meets it. Thanks to adequate quantitative descriptors of the trail patterns, the existence of a phase transition as the ant… CONTINUE READING
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