Inhomogeneous Phase Field Flow Solver
Joost van Zwieten
Supervisor: Martin van Gijzen
Site of the project:
P.O. Box 252
2300 AG Leiden
start of the project: February 2010
In May 2010 the
Interim Thesis has been appeared
presentation has been given.
The Master project has been finished in May 2011
by the completion of the
and a final
has been given.
For working address etc. we refer to our
Summary of the master project:
Culgi BV seeks assistance in developing advanced numerical linear solvers for gradient
based inhomogeneous Phase Field Flow models.
The Phase Field Flow solver must deal with solving gradient-based multiphase
mechanical models with strong contrast and non-periodic boundary conditions. Such
models occur for example in the context of mesoscopic stability of composite polymer
materials. Target applications are the inhomogeneous fluctuating Stokes model, and the
inhomogeneous Elastostatic model.
The student is expected to propose, implement and test suitable algorithms. Issues that
will be addressed include:
- discussion of various linear solver approaches,
- a discussion of alternative design strategies based on a particle description,
with field based non-gradient approaches, and
- discussion of the merit of regular grid
based approaches with respect to Finite Element methods.
We are asking for students that have strong ambition, that have excellent communication
skills, and who want to work in an international multidisciplinary team. Knowledge of
C++, scripting languages (tcl, python) and parallel computation is advantageous.
Culgi BV is an international company dedicated to computational chemistry with offices
in the Netherlands (Leiden), China and USA. The student will be stationed at Leiden
Computational chemical methods range in scale from quantum and molecular
(nanometers) to mesoscopic (microns). Applications are very diverse, ranging from
designing chemicals for enhanced on oil recovery, to modeling improved eco-friendly
detergents, to proposing protocols for processing enhanced drug delivery systems.
Culgi BV collaborates with academia, government agencies, and large chemical,
pharmaceutical and oil industries in the US, Europe and China, and participates in
various European and Dutch research projects.
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