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Phase field models for multiphase flow with applications to cell motility

Presented by: 
Sebastian Aland Technische Universität Dresden
Date: 
Tuesday 21st July 2015 -
13:30 to 14:45
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Co-authors: Wieland Marth (TU Dresden, Germany), Axel Voigt (TU Dresden, Germany) Many processes in biological cells can be described as multiphase flow systems. In this lecture I will introduce the diffuse interface model for such systems. One advantage is the simple coupling to additional physical effects. In particular, I will show how to account for species concentrations in the bulk phases and on the interface. The approach will be illustrated by numerical simulation of endocytosis and cell motility.
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