Numerical simulation of nonisothermal capillary interfaces

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-193
Journal / PublicationJournal of Computational Physics
Volume111
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

An effective algorithm for analysis of nonisothermal capillary interfaces has been developed. The algorithm is based on a coordinate transformation method. The unknown physical domain is mapped onto a rectangular computational domain, with the explicit form of the mapping function not being known. The field variables and the mapping function are determined simultaneously using Picard-type iteration. The algorithm is based on the second-order finite difference discretization and delivers the second-order accuracy, even for very large interfacial distortions. © 1994 Academic Press, Inc.

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