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    • Keywords

       

      Ant trail; cellular automata; computer simulation.

    • Abstract

       

      In this study, the unidirectional ant traffic flow with U-turn in an ant trail was investigated using one-dimensional cellular automata model. It is known that ants communicate with each other by dropping a chemical, called pheromone, on the substrate. Apart from the studies in the literature, it was considered in the model that (i) ant colony consists of two kinds of ants, goodand poor-smelling ants, (ii) ants might make U-turn for some special reasons. For some values of densities of good- and poor-smelling ants, the flux and mean velocity of the colony were studied as a function of density and evaporation rate of pheromone.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sibel Gokce1 Ozhan Kayacan1

      1. Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Celal Bayar University, 45140, Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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