Approximation of liquid crystal flows

Chun Liu, Noel J. Walkington

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The numerical solution of the flow of a liquid crystal governed by a particular instance of the Ericksen-Leslie equations is considered. Convergence of finite element approximations is established under appropriate regularity hypotheses, and numerical experiments exhibiting the interaction of singularities and the coupling of the director and momentum equations are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-741
Number of pages17
JournalSIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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