Volume 23, Issue 2
Preconditioning of a Coupled Cahn-Hilliard Navier-Stokes System

Jessica Bosch ,  Christian Kahle and Martin Stoll


Commun. Comput. Phys., 23 (2018), pp. 603-628.

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  • Abstract

Recently, Garcke et al. [H. Garcke, M. Hinze, C. Kahle, Appl. Numer. Math. 99 (2016), 151–171)] developed a consistent discretization scheme for a thermodynamically consistent diffuse interface model for incompressible two-phase flows with different densities [H. Abels, H. Garcke, G. Gr ¨un, Math. Models Methods Appl. Sci. 22(3) (2012)]. At the heart of this method lies the solution of large and sparse linear systems that arise in a semismooth Newton method. In this work we propose the use of preconditioned Krylov subspace solvers using effective Schur complement approximations. Numerical results illustrate the efficiency of our approach. In particular, our preconditioner is shown to be robust with respect to parameter changes.

  • History

Published online: 2018-02

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