PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Fei Wang, Toan Nguyen, Stephanie Zerby, Mark Levi, Victor Nistor, Jinchao Xu, Ludmil Zikatanov, Chun Liu.

Title:Finite element methods for incompressible ows with moving interfaces
Seminar:Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Abstract Link:
We consider a ow problem with two di erent immiscible incompressible new- tonian phases ( uid- uid or uid-gas). A standard model for this consists of the Navier-Stokes equations with a viscosity and density that are discontinuous across the interface and with a localized force at the interface that describes surface tension e ects. This uid dynamics model can be coupled with a model for mass transport between the phases and a model for transport of surfac- tants on the interface. We discuss why the ecient and accurate numerical simulation of such models is a very challenging problem. Two topics, namely the discretization of the mass transport equation and the discretization of the surfactant equation on the evolving interface will be treated in more detail.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:02 / 24 / 2014
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm