# The role of free energy in the mathematical and numerical analysis<br/><br/>of complex fluids models

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 2:15pm - 2:55pm

EE/CS 3-180

Claude Le Bris (CERMICS)

The talk will overview three recent works that make use of the notion of

free energy to establish mathematical properties of some complex fluid

models. The first work (in collaboration with B. Jourdain, T. Lelievre and

F. Otto) studies the long-time behaviour of the solution to some multiscale

models. The second work (by D. Hu and T. Lelievre) introduces a notion of

free energy for purely macroscopic models. The third work (by S. Boyaval,

T. Lelievre and C. Mangoubi) makes uses of the free energy to derive better

numerical approaches.

free energy to establish mathematical properties of some complex fluid

models. The first work (in collaboration with B. Jourdain, T. Lelievre and

F. Otto) studies the long-time behaviour of the solution to some multiscale

models. The second work (by D. Hu and T. Lelievre) introduces a notion of

free energy for purely macroscopic models. The third work (by S. Boyaval,

T. Lelievre and C. Mangoubi) makes uses of the free energy to derive better

numerical approaches.

MSC Code:

76-XX

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