Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-075


Modelling, Simulating and Visualizing the Cahn-Hilliard-Cook Field Equation

K. A. Hawick and D. P. Playne

Archived January 2009


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 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: visualisation; scientific simulation; Ginzburg-Landau field equation.

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  author = {K. A. Hawick and D. P. Playne},
  title = {{Modelling, Simulating and Visualizing the Cahn-Hilliard-Cook Field
  journal = {International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology
  year = {2010},
  volume = {2},
  pages = {78-93},
  number = {1},
  note = {Inderscience},
  institution = {Massey University},
  timestamp = {2009.02.28}

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