Harald Garcke

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A new diffuse interface model for a two-phase flow of two incompressible fluids with different densities is introduced using methods from rational continuum mechanics. The model fulfills local and global dissipation inequalities and is also generalized to situations with a soluble species. Using the method of matched asymptotic expansions we derive various(More)
We consider a fully practical nite element approximation of the fourth order nonlinear degenerate parabolic equation u t + r:(b(u)ru)= 0; where generically b(u) := juj p for any given p 2 (0; 1). An iterative scheme for solving the resulting nonlinear discrete system is analysed. In addition to showing well-posedness of our approximation, we prove(More)
We present numerical simulations which support the formal asymptotic analysis relating a multi order parameter Allen{Cahn system to a multi phase interface problem with curvature dependent evolution of the interfaces and angle conditions at triple junctions. Within the gradient energy of the Allen{Cahn system, the normal to an interface between phases i and(More)
A phase field approach for structural topology optimization which allows for topology changes and multiple materials is analyzed. First order optimality conditions are rigorously derived and it is shown via formally matched asymptotic expansions that these conditions converge to classical first order conditions obtained in the context of shape calculus. We(More)
We consider a fully practical nite element approximation of the Cahn-Hilliard equation with degenerate mobility @u @t = r:(b(u) r(?u+ 0 (u))); where b() 0 is a diiusional mobility and () is a homogeneous free energy. In addition to showing well-posedness and stability bounds for our approximation, we prove convergence in one space dimension. Furthermore an(More)
Using basic thermodynamic principles we derive a Cahn–Hilliard–Darcy model for tumour growth including nutrient diffusion, chemotaxis, active transport, adhesion, apoptosis and proliferation. The model generalises earlier models and in particular includes active transport mechanisms which ensure thermodynamic consistency. We perform a formally matched(More)
We consider a model for phase separation of a multi-component alloy with non-smooth free energy and a degenerate mobility matrix. In addition to showing well-posedness and stability bounds for our approximation, we prove convergence in one space dimension. Furthermore an iterative scheme for solving the resulting nonlinear discrete system is analysed. We(More)