Diffuse interface model of interface problems<br/><br/>with curvature dependent energies<br/><br/>

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 3:00pm - 3:45pm
EE/CS 3-180
Qiang Du (The Pennsylvania State University)
In this talk, we report some recent works on the diffuse
interface models of some interface problems with curvature
dependent interfacial energies such as the Helfrich elastic
bending energy for vesicle membranes. We discuss various
theoretical and computational issues related to the diffuse
interface approach and present some simulation results for
the deformation of vesicle membranes in a number of
environmental conditions.