A unified framework for coupled Navier-Stokes/Cahn-Hilliard equations is developed using, as a basis, a balance law for microforces in conjunction with constitutive equations consistent with a mechanical version of the second law. As a numerical application of the theory, we consider the kinetics of coarsening for a binary fluid in two space dimensions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences|
|State||Published - Sep 1996|