Technical Report 2011-004

Solution Methods for the Cahn-Hilliard Equation Discretized by Conforming and Non-Conforming Finite Elements

Petia Boyanova, Minh Do-Quang, and Maya Neytcheva

March 2011

In this work we consider preconditioned iterative solution methods for numerical simulations of multiphase flow problems, modelled by the Cahn-Hilliard equation. We focus on the construction and efficiency of various preconditioning techniques and the effect of two discretization methods - conforming and non-conforming finite elements spaces - on those techniques.

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