Volume 19, Issue 5
On Fully Decoupled, Convergent Schemes for Diffuse Interface Models for Two-Phase Flow with General Mass Densities

Günther Grün ,  Francisco Guillén-González and Stefan Metzger


Commun. Comput. Phys., 19 (2016), pp. 1473-1502.

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  • Abstract

In the first part, we study the convergence of discrete solutions to splitting schemes for two-phase flow with different mass densities suggested in [GuillenGonzalez, Tierra, J.Comput.Math. (6)2014]. They have been formulated for the diffuse interface model in [Abels, Garcke, Gr ¨un, M3AS, 2012, DOI:10.1142/S0218202511500138] which is consistent with thermodynamics. Our technique covers various discretization methods for phase-field energies, ranging from convex-concave splitting to difference quotient approaches for the double-well potential. In the second part of the paper, numerical experiments are presented in two space dimensions to identify discretizations of Cahn-Hilliard energies which are ϕ-stable and which do not reduce the acceleration of falling droplets. Finally, 3d simulations in axial symmetric geometries are shown to underline even more the full practicality of the approach.

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Published online: 2018-04

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