University of A Coruna, Spain
Tel: +34 981 167 000 Ext: 1415
e-mail: hgomez (at) udc (dot) es
Crystal growth in a supercooled liquid
Separation of two immiscible liquids
Unstable infiltration in porous media
Infiltration of water in dry porous media is subject to a powerful gravity-driven instability, leading to the phenomenon of gravity fingering. Water infiltrates the soil through preferential flow paths rather than as a compact wetting front.
Our Research Statement
Some illustrative examples of our research may be found in the pictures below. Relevant publications and citation data may be found in ResearcherID
04/2013 - Our paper on Functional entropy variables for complex fluids accepted for publication in Journal of Computational Physics.
04/2013 - David Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Ean Hin Ooi visit the group.
04/2013 - Our paper on Localized states of the conserved Swift-Hohenberg equation accepted for publication in Physical Review E.
03/2013 - Our paper on Capillary networks in tumor angiogenesis accepted for publication in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.
03/2013 - Vasileios Vavourakis and Rakesh Dhote visit the group.
02/2013 - Hector to receive the 2012 Juan C. Simo Award to the best young researcher in the field of Computational Mechanics. The award is given every year by the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI). (Press releases: ABC, La Voz de Galicia, El Correo Gallego, El Ideal Gallego, La Opinion, Diario de Ferrol, Faro de Vigo, Instituto de la Ingeniería de España, La Opinión (Interview), Universidade de A Coruña)
01/2012 - Our paper on numericcal simulation of gravity-driven infiltration has been accepted for publication in Journal of Computational Physics (link to paper)
08/2012 - Hector is awarded an ERC Starting Grant to undertake the project MuSIC- Modeling and SImulation of Cancer growth; Budget: 1,405.420 Eur. (Press releases: ABC, ABC Agencias, La Vanguardia, La Voz de Galicia, terra NOTICIAS, El Correo Gallego, La Opinion, El Ideal Gallego, Axencia Galega de Noticas)
07/2012 - Hector will be Invited Speaker at The First NEMB Venice Workshop on Cancer Nanotechnology
04/2012 - Our paper on numerical simulation of the Swift-Hohenberg equation has been accepted for publication in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (link to paper).
02/2012 - Our paper on numerical simulation of the phase-field crystal equation has been accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (link to paper)
12/2011 - Our paper "Isogeometric Analysis of the Cahn-Hilliard phase-field model" has become one of the most cited articles in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Enginneering since 2007.
Crack propagation in a ductile material
Water/water-vapor two phase flow
Water/water-vapor two-phase flows are of great importance
and appear, for example, in cavitation and implosion. This
piecture show a simulation of two water-vapor bubbles right
after having merged. We have employed large-scale numerical
simulations of the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations.