We consider in this paper numerical approximations of two-phase incompressible flows with different densities and viscosities. We present a variational derivation for a thermodynamically consistent phase-field model that admits an energy law. Two decoupled time discretization schemes for the coupled nonlinear phase-field model are constructed and shown to be energy stable. Numerical experiments are carried out to validate the model and the schemes for problems with large density and viscosity ratios.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Numerical Analysis
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics