Communications in Mathematical Sciences
Volume 13 (2015)
Stable numerical approximation of two-phase flow with a Boussinesq–Scriven surface fluid
Pages: 1829 – 1874
We consider two-phase Navier–Stokes flow with a Boussinesq–Scriven surface fluid. In such a fluid the rheological behavior at the interface includes surface viscosity effects in addition to the classical surface tension effects. We introduce and analyze parametric finite element approximations and show, in particular, stability results for semidiscrete versions of the methods by demonstrating that a free energy inequality also holds on the discrete level. We perform several numerical simulations for various scenarios in two and three dimensions which illustrate the effects of the surface viscosity.
incompressible two-phase flow, surface viscosity, Boussinesq–Scriven surface fluid, finite elements, parametric method, stability
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
35Q35, 65M12, 76D05, 76M10