Effective macroscopic interfacial transport equations in strongly heterogeneous environments for general homogeneous free energies

Markus Schmuck, Grigorios A. Pavliotis, Serafim Kalliadasis

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Abstract

We study phase field equations in perforated domains for arbitrary free energies. These equations have found numerous applications in a wide spectrum of both science and engineering problems with homogeneous environments. Here, we focus on strongly heterogeneous materials with perforations such as porous media. To the best of our knowledge, we provide the first derivation of upscaled equations for general free energy densities. In view of the versatile applications of phase field equations, we expect that our study will lead to new modelling and computational perspectives for interfacial transport and phase transformations in strongly heterogeneous environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Mathematics Letters
Volume35
Early online date13 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Phase field models
  • Homogenization method
  • Porous media
  • Wetting tests

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