We consider a hydrodynamic model of swarming behavior derived from the kinetic description of a particle system combining a noisy Cucker-Smale consensus force and self-propulsion. In the large self-propulsive force limit, we provide evidence of a phase transition from disordered to ordered motion which manifests itself as a change of type of the limit model (from hyperbolic to diffusive) at the crossing of a critical noise intensity. In the hyperbolic regime, the resulting model, referred to as the 'Self-Organized Hydrodynamics (SOH)', consists of a system of compressible Euler equations with a speed constraint. We show that the range of SOH models obtained by this limit is restricted. To waive this restriction, we compute the Navier-Stokes diffusive corrections to the hydrodynamic model. Adding these diffusive corrections, the limit of a large propulsive force yields unrestricted SOH models and offers an alternative to the derivation of the SOH using kinetic models with speed constraints.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2014|
- Chapman-Enskog expansion
- Cucker-Smale model
- Hydrodynamic model
- Vicsek model