Nestler, Britta and Wendler, Frank and Selzer, Michael and Stinner, Björn and Garcke, Harald
A phase-field model for multiphase systems with preserved volume fractions.
Phys. Rev. E 78 78 (1), 011604.
We report on an interesting formulation of a phase-field model which incorporates a description of individual
phases and particles with preserved volume evolving in a system of multiple phases such that the interfacial
energy decreases. In our model, an antiforcing free energy density is defined to fulfill constraints on selected
volume fractions by counterbalancing phase changes. Phases are defined as regions with energy bearing
boundaries that may differ in their physical states, i.e., the regions may be distinguished in structure crystal
transformations, in composition alloys, mixtures of fluids, or in the orientation of the crystal lattice grains.
The method allows one to simulate the formation of equilibrium crystal shapes and of the migration of inert
particles and phases in microstructures. We show two- and three-dimensional simulations of bubble ensembles
and foam textures and demonstrate the excellent agreement of crystal morphology configurations with analytical results.
|Institutions:|| Mathematics > Prof. Dr. Harald Garcke|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 510 Mathematics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Partially|
|Deposited On:||24 Mar 2010 06:13|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 22:24|