Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00

Location:

STAG 260

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Institution:

Rice University

Abstract:

Thermodynamically based diffuse-interface methods are promising methods for direct pore-scale numerical simulations of multiphase multicomponent flows. The Cahn-Hilliard equations for a two-component flow are obtained after minimization of the total Helmholtz free energy. In this talk, we present a discontinuous Galerkin discretization of the coupled Cahn-Hilliard equations with the Navier-Stokes equations. Wettability on rock-fluid interfaces is accounted for via an energy-penalty based wetting (contact-angle) boundary condition. The method is numerically verified by obtaining optimal convergence rates. Several physical validation tests show the robustness and accuracy of the proposed algorithm.