SciCADE 2013
International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations
September 16-20, 2013, Valladolid (Spain)

Invited Talk

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Finite element discretization of a phase field model for incompressible fluid flow with variable density and viscosity

L. Banas

Abstract
Accurate simulation of flow of mixtures of immiscible and incompressible fluids is of interest for a variety of scientific and industrial problems. We present a finite element approximation for a system of Cahn-Hilliard and Navier-Stokes equations with a non-smooth potential which can be used to describe the flow of multiple immiscible and incompressible fluids with different densities and viscosities. We discuss advantages of the method and its usefulness for porous media flow and optimal control applications.

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