Volume 9, Issue 4
Numerical Simulations of Hydrodynamics of Nematic Liquid Crystals: Effects of Kinematic Transports

Shupeng Zhang, Chun Liu & Hui Zhang

Commun. Comput. Phys., 9 (2011), pp. 974-993.

Published online: 2011-09

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In this paper, we investigate the effects of kinematic transports on the nematic liquid crystal system numerically and theoretically. The model we used is a ”1+2” elastic continuum model simplified from the Ericksen-Leslie system. The numerical experiments are carried out by using a Legendre-Galerkin spectral method which can preserve the energy law in the discrete form. Based on this highly accurate numerical approach we find some interesting and important relationships between the kinematic transports and the characteristics of the flow. We make some analysis to explain these results. Several significant scaling properties are also verified by our simulations.

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In this paper, we investigate the effects of kinematic transports on the nematic liquid crystal system numerically and theoretically. The model we used is a ”1+2” elastic continuum model simplified from the Ericksen-Leslie system. The numerical experiments are carried out by using a Legendre-Galerkin spectral method which can preserve the energy law in the discrete form. Based on this highly accurate numerical approach we find some interesting and important relationships between the kinematic transports and the characteristics of the flow. We make some analysis to explain these results. Several significant scaling properties are also verified by our simulations.

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In this paper, we investigate the effects of kinematic transports on the nematic liquid crystal system numerically and theoretically. The model we used is a ”1+2” elastic continuum model simplified from the Ericksen-Leslie system. The numerical experiments are carried out by using a Legendre-Galerkin spectral method which can preserve the energy law in the discrete form. Based on this highly accurate numerical approach we find some interesting and important relationships between the kinematic transports and the characteristics of the flow. We make some analysis to explain these results. Several significant scaling properties are also verified by our simulations.

Shupeng Zhang, Chun Liu & Hui Zhang. (1970). Numerical Simulations of Hydrodynamics of Nematic Liquid Crystals: Effects of Kinematic Transports. Communications in Computational Physics. 9 (4). 974-993. doi:10.4208/cicp.160110.290610a
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