Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-049


Modelling and Visualising the Cahn-Hilliard-Cook Equation

K. A. Hawick and D. P. Playne

Archived March 2008


The Cahn-Hilliard-Cook equation continues to be a useful model describing binary phase separation in systems such as alloys and other physical and chemical applications. We describe our investigation of this field equation and report on the various discretisation schemes we used to integrate the system in one, two and in three-dimensions. We also discuss how the equation can be visualised effectively in these different dimensions and consider how these techniques can usefully be applied to other partial differential equations.

Keywords: alloy; pde; 3d Visualisation; interactive; phase separation; Cahn-Hilliard-Cook.

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  author = {Ken A Hawick and Daniel P Playne},
  title = {Modelling and Visualizing the {Cahn-Hilliard-Cook} Equation},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 2008 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation
	and Visualization Methods (MSV'08)},
  year = {2008},
  pages = {149-155},
  address = {Las Vegas, Nevada},
  month = {14-17 July},
  publisher = {CSREA},
  timestamp = {2008.12.02}

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