Numerical Study of Cahn-Hilliard Equations

Oula Khouzam, University of Texas at El Paso


In this thesis we study the well-known first-order Eyre's convex splitting numerical scheme for solving the Cahn-Hilliard equation and theoretically prove and numerically demonstrate the key properties of the scheme namely: mass conservation, unique solvability and unconditional stability. While the convex splitting scheme has been around for over two decades, explicit proofs for these important properties for the fourth order Cahn-Hillard equation are not directly available in the existing literature. This thesis aims to bridge this gap by providing the complete proofs of the aforementioned key properties of the scheme and numerically demonstrating the performance of the scheme.

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Khouzam, Oula, "Numerical Study of Cahn-Hilliard Equations" (2022). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI29209209.