Propagation of transient behaviour in linear flocking models

Oregon Institute of Technology - Wilsonville
Talk Abstract
This talk will introduce a set of models for describing the behaviour of linear flocks. One application of these models is to describe groups of autonomous automobiles on a one-lane road, where each automobile controls its acceleration based on the differences of its own position and velocity from those of its neighbors. In my talk I will discuss recent theoretical results describing the propagation of perturbations across the flock, occuring when one vehicle is initially given a velocity different than all of the others. We study systems with asymmetric coupling, in which case the transients may travel with different velocities in two directions.
Talk Subject
Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Time Slot
Room Number
STAG 161