DIFFUSE-INTERFACE METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS

@article{Anderson1997DIFFUSEINTERFACEMI,
  title={DIFFUSE-INTERFACE METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS},
  author={Donald M. Anderson and Geoffrey B. McFadden and A. A. Wheeler},
  journal={Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={139-165}
}
We review the development of diffuse-interface models of hydrodynamics and their application to a wide variety of interfacial phenomena. These models have been applied successfully to situations in which the physical phenomena of interest have a length scale commensurate with the thickness of the interfacial region (e.g. near-critical interfacial phenomena or small-scale flows such as those occurring near contact lines) and fluid flows involving large interface deformations and/or topological… 

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