报告人：Cheng Wang（University of Massachusetts Dartmouth）
地点：Room 1303, Sciences Building No. 1
Abstract: The Cahn-Hilliard model with Flory-Huggins logarithmic potential is considered, in which the key difficulty has always been associated with the singularity of the logarithmic terms. An energy stable finite difference scheme, which implicitly treats the logarithmic terms, is proposed and analyzed in this talk. In particular, how to ensure the positivity of the logarithmic arguments, so that the numerical scheme is well-defined at a point-wise level, has been a long-standing mathematical challenge. It is proved that, given any numerical solution with a fixed bound at the previous time step, there exists a unique numerical solution that satisfies the given bound (-1,1) at a point-wise level. As a result, the numerical scheme is proven to be well-defined, and the unique solvability and energy stability could be established with the help of convexity analysis. In addition, an optimal rate convergence analysis could be appropriately established. Some numerical results are also presented in the talk.
Bio: Dr. Cheng Wang is a professor in Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD). He obtained his Ph.D degree from Temple University in 2000, under the supervision of Prof. Jian-Guo Liu. Prior to joining UMassD in 2008 as an assistant professor, he was a Zorn postdoc at Indiana University from 2000 to 2003, under the supervision of Roger Temam and Shouhong Wang, and he worked as an assistant professor at University of Tennessee at Knoxville from 2003 to 2008. Dr. Wang’s research interests include development of stable, accurate numerical algorithms for partial differential equations and numerical analysis. He has published more than 70 papers with more than 1800 citations. He also serves in the Editorial Board of “Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications".