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Energy stable schemes for Cahn-Hilliard phase-field model of two-phase incompressible flows. (English) Zbl 1400.65049
Summary: Numerical approximations of Cahn-Hilliard phase-field model for the two-phase incompressible flows are considered in this paper. Several efficient and energy stable time discretization schemes for the coupled nonlinear Cahn-Hilliard phase-field system for both the matched density case and the variable density case are constructed, and are shown to satisfy discrete energy laws which are analogous to the continuous energy laws.

65M12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
65M70 Spectral, collocation and related methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
35K55 Nonlinear parabolic equations
76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
80A22 Stefan problems, phase changes, etc.
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