An energy-minimization finite-element approach for the Frank-Oseen model of nematic liquid crystals.Adler, James H.
Atherton, Timothy J.
Emerson, David B.
MacLachlan, Scott P.
This paper outlines an energy-minimization finite-element approach to the computational modeling of equilibrium configurations for nematic liquid crystals under free elastic effects. The method targets minimization of the system free energy based on the Frank--Oseen free-energy model. Solutions to the intermediate discretized free elastic linearizations are shown to exist generally and are unique ... read more
- Liquid crystals.
- Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
- Tufts University. Department of Mathematics.
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- Original publication
- J. H. Adler, T. J. Atherton, D. B. Emerson and S. P. MacLachlan, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 53 (5), 2226-2254 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1137/140956567.