University of A Coruna, Spain
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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 at Google Scholar or ResearcherID
02/2014 - Ignacio Romero and Aurora Hernández-Machado visit the group.
01/2014 - Guillermo Vilanova gets an award in the Poster Competition of the IGA2014 Conference !
12/2013 - Hector's paper in collaboration with Alessandro Reali and Giancarlo Sangalli accepted for publication in Journal of Computational Physics.
12/2013 - Rakesh Dhote's paper in collaboration with Hector, Roderick Melnik and Jean Zu accepted for publication in Computational Mechanics.
11/2013 - Borja Gonzalez's paper in collaboration with Ignacio Romero and Hector accpeted in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.
10/2013 - Guillermo Vilanova's paper on coupling discrete random walks and continuum theories for tumor angiogenesis accepted for publication in Computational Mechanics.
09/2013 - Peter Galenko visits the group.
08/2013 - Nikolai Kropotin's paper in collaboration with Hector, Peter Galenko, and Ken Elder accepted for publication in Physical Review E.
07/2013 - Tomás Alarcón visits the group. Carles Bona joins the group.
06/2013 - Tom Hughes visits the group and receives an Honorary Doctorate from University of A Coruña !!! Alessandro Reali visits the group.
06/2013 - Hector will be Keynote Speaker at the 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics.
04/2013 - Hector appointed member of the Young Academy of Europe
04/2013 - Ju Liu's paper in collaboration with Hector, John A. Evans, Thomas J.R. Hughes, and Chad M. Landis accepted for publication in Journal of Computational Physics.
04/2013 - David Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Ean Hin Ooi visit the group.
04/2013 - Uwe Thiele's paper in collaboration with Andrew Archer, Edgar Knobloch and Hector accepted for publication in Physical Review E.
03/2013 - Guillermo Vilanova's paper on simulation of 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
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.