Volume 19, Issue 5
Parameter-Free Time Adaptivity Based on Energy Evolution for the Cahn-Hilliard Equation

Fuesheng Luo ,  Tao Tang and Hehu Xie


Commun. Comput. Phys., 19 (2016), pp. 1542-1563.

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  • Abstract

It is known that large time-stepping method are useful for simulating phase field models. In this work, an adaptive time-stepping strategy is proposed based on numerical energy stability and equi-distribution principle. The main idea is to use the energy variation as an indicator to update the time step, so that the resulting algorithm is free of user-defined parameters, which is different from several existing approaches. Some numerical experiments are presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the algorithms.

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Published online: 2018-04

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