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A Second-Order Energy Stable BDF Numerical Scheme for the Viscous Cahn-Hilliard Equation with Logarithmic Flory-Huggins Potential

Danxia Wang, Xingxing Wang & Hongen Jia

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 13 (2021), pp. 867-891.

Published online: 2021-04

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In this paper, a viscous Cahn-Hilliard equation with logarithmic Flory-Huggins energy potential is solved numerically by using a convex splitting scheme. This numerical scheme is based on the Backward Differentiation Formula (BDF) method in time and mixed finite element method in space. A regularization procedure is applied to logarithmic potential, which makes the domain of the regularized function $F(u)$ to be extended from $(-1,1)$ to $(-\infty,\infty)$. The unconditional energy stability is obtained in the sense that a modified energy is non-increasing. By a carefully theoretical analysis and numerical calculations, we derive discrete error estimates. Subsequently, some numerical examples are carried out to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method.

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Viscous Cahn-Hilliard, logarithmic potential, BDF scheme, error estimates.

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65N30

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@Article{AAMM-13-867, author = {Danxia Wang , and Xingxing Wang , and Hongen Jia , }, title = {A Second-Order Energy Stable BDF Numerical Scheme for the Viscous Cahn-Hilliard Equation with Logarithmic Flory-Huggins Potential}, journal = {Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics}, year = {2021}, volume = {13}, number = {4}, pages = {867--891}, abstract = {

In this paper, a viscous Cahn-Hilliard equation with logarithmic Flory-Huggins energy potential is solved numerically by using a convex splitting scheme. This numerical scheme is based on the Backward Differentiation Formula (BDF) method in time and mixed finite element method in space. A regularization procedure is applied to logarithmic potential, which makes the domain of the regularized function $F(u)$ to be extended from $(-1,1)$ to $(-\infty,\infty)$. The unconditional energy stability is obtained in the sense that a modified energy is non-increasing. By a carefully theoretical analysis and numerical calculations, we derive discrete error estimates. Subsequently, some numerical examples are carried out to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method.

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TY - JOUR T1 - A Second-Order Energy Stable BDF Numerical Scheme for the Viscous Cahn-Hilliard Equation with Logarithmic Flory-Huggins Potential AU - Danxia Wang , AU - Xingxing Wang , AU - Hongen Jia , JO - Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics VL - 4 SP - 867 EP - 891 PY - 2021 DA - 2021/04 SN - 13 DO - http://doi.org/10.4208/aamm.OA-2020-0123 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/aamm/18755.html KW - Viscous Cahn-Hilliard, logarithmic potential, BDF scheme, error estimates. AB -

In this paper, a viscous Cahn-Hilliard equation with logarithmic Flory-Huggins energy potential is solved numerically by using a convex splitting scheme. This numerical scheme is based on the Backward Differentiation Formula (BDF) method in time and mixed finite element method in space. A regularization procedure is applied to logarithmic potential, which makes the domain of the regularized function $F(u)$ to be extended from $(-1,1)$ to $(-\infty,\infty)$. The unconditional energy stability is obtained in the sense that a modified energy is non-increasing. By a carefully theoretical analysis and numerical calculations, we derive discrete error estimates. Subsequently, some numerical examples are carried out to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method.

Danxia Wang, Xingxing Wang & Hongen Jia. (1970). A Second-Order Energy Stable BDF Numerical Scheme for the Viscous Cahn-Hilliard Equation with Logarithmic Flory-Huggins Potential. Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. 13 (4). 867-891. doi:10.4208/aamm.OA-2020-0123
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