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Numerical approximation of the Cahn-Hillard equation with memory effects in the dynamics of phase separation. (English) Zbl 1306.65266
Summary: We consider the modified Cahn-Hilliard equation for phase separation suggested to account for spinodal decomposition in deeply supercooled binary alloy systems or glasses. This equation contains, as additional term, the second-order time derivative of the concentration multiplied by a positive coefficient \(\tau_d\) (time for relaxation). We consider a numerical approximation scheme based on Fourier spectral method and perform numerical analysis of the scheme. We present results of numerical simulations for three spatial dimensions, and examine the stability and convergence of the scheme.

MSC:
65M70 Spectral, collocation and related methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
65M12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
65M22 Numerical solution of discretized equations for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
80A22 Stefan problems, phase changes, etc.
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