Graduate Student Seminar-Energy Stable Schemes for Bubble Assemblies

Date and Time: Friday, October 15th, 2-3pm

Place: Rome 206

Speaker: Hyunjung Choi, GWU

Title: Energy Stable Schemes for Bubble Assemblies

Abstract:  In this talk, we present second-order stabilized semi-implicit methods for solving the Allen-Cahn-Ohta-Kawasaki and the Allen-Cahn-Ohta-Nakazawa equations. In the numerical methods, some nonlocal linear stabilizing terms are introduced and treated implicitly with other linear terms, while other nonlinear and nonlocal terms are treated explicitly. We consider two different forms of such stabilizers and compare the difference regarding the energy stability. The spatial discretization is performed by the Fourier collocation method with FFT-based fast implementations. Numerically, we verify the second order temporal convergence rate of the proposed schemes. In both binary and ternary systems, the coarsening dynamics is visualized as bubble assemblies in hexagonal or square patterns.