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    Seminarreihe "structure preserving numerical methods for hyperbolic equations" im Oberseminar Mathematische Strömungsmechanik: Claus-Dieter Munz

    Sharp interface modelling of phase change in two-phase flow
    Date: 05/07/2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Category: Seminar, Veranstaltung
    Speaker: Claus-Dieter Munz

    This talk is part of the seminar series "structure preserving numerical methods for hyperbolic equations", click here for more details 


    The numerical modelling of evaporation in a two-phase fluid is difficult within a continuum description because the equation of state is non- convex in the spinodal region. Approximating the phase transition as a discontinuity in a macroscopic description allows to introduce an additional wave - an evaporation wave –where appropriate jump conditions hold. The structure of the Riemann problem solution is preserved though we have four waves with three equations. By imposing jump conditions that satisfy a so-called kinetic relation, taking into account local thermodynamics and heat conduction at the interface, the non-physical states in the spinodal region can be avoided and a proper solution can be determined. We apply this two-phase Riemann solution as well as an approximate two- phase Riemann solver within a sharp interface approximation based on a ghost fluid approach. We compare simulations for benchmark Riemann problems with phase change with results from molecular dynamics. A truncated and shifted Lennard-Jones potential in molecular dynamics allows long time and large space scale simulations to approach the macroscopic scales. A highly accurate deduced equation of state for the Euler equations establishes a one-to-one correspondence of the molecular dynamics and the continuum solutions.

    via Zoom video conference (request the Zoom link from klingen@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de)