"Variational approaches to the analysis and modeling of interfacial motions"
Mathematical Soft Matter Unit (Fried Unit) would like to invite you to a Seminar by Prof. Elliott Ginder from Research Institute of Electronic Science Hokkaido University.
Date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Venue: C016, Level C, Lab1
Professor Elliott Ginder
Research Institute of Electronic Science
Variational approaches to the analysis and modeling of interfacial motions
Tracking the evolution of interfaces represents a fundamental topic arising in a variety of scientific simulations. In applications, the phenomena under consideration can exhibit additional challenges to its numerical simulation, including the occurrence of topological changes, volume constraints, and inertial effects. We will present variational methods for investigating problems related to the simulation of 2D and 3D multiphase curvature flows and free boundary problems. Volume constrained motions will also be investigated through the use of minimizing movements, and we will remark about aspects of their numerical realization.