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
Crystals surrounded by undercooled liquid tend to grow leading to fascinating patterns, such as, for example dendrites. This picture shows the atomic structure of two crystallites growing in a supercooled liquid. The image has been obtain using large-scale numerical simulation of the Phase Field Crystal equation. We developed a new time integration scheme that preserves the fundamental features of the continuum theory.
Separation of two immiscible liquids
Our Research Statement
Some illustrative examples of our research may be found in the pictures below. Relevant publications may be found in
09/2011 - Hector Gomez, Kris van deer Zee, Thomas J.R. Hughes and John T. Oden are organizing a minisymposium on "Phase-field modeling in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and life-sciences" at the World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012. The deadline to submit an abstract is November 30th, 2011.
08/2011 - Published in Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering a paper on numerical simulation of aeroacoustics and turbulence.
07/2011 - Prof. Yuri Bazilevs visits our research group and gives a seminar entitled "Modeling and simulation of wind turbines using Isogeometric Analysis".
06/2011 - Published in Journal of Computational Physics a paper on new unconditionally stable methods for phase-fields models.
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.