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The Well Order Reconstruction Solution for ThreeDimensional Wells, in the Landaude Gennes theory.
(University of Strathclyde Glasgow, 2019)We study nematic equilibria on threedimensional square wells, with emphasis on Well Order Reconstruction Solu tions (WORS) as a function of the well size, characterized by λ, and the well height denoted by ε. The WORS ... 
Symmetry and Multiplicity of Solutions in a TwoDimensional Landau–de Gennes Model for Liquid Crystals
(Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 20200520)We consider a variational twodimensional Landau–de Gennes model in the theory of nematic liquid crystals in a disk of radius R. We prove that under a symmetric boundary condition carrying a topological defect of degree ... 
Landaude Gennes Corrections to the OseenFrank Theory of Nematic Liquid Crystals
(Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 20200103)We study the asymptotic behavior of the minimisers of the Landaude Gennes model for nematic liquid crystals in a twodimensional domain in the regime of small elastic constant. At leading order in the elasticity constant, ... 
A Scaling Limit from the Wave Map to the Heat Flow Into S2
(Communications in Mathematical Sciences, 20190708)In this paper we study a limit connecting a scaled wave map with the heat flow into the unit sphere 𝕊2. We show quantitatively how the two equations are connected by means of an initial layer correction. This limit is ... 
On a sharp Poincaretype inequality on the 2sphere and its application in micromagnetics
(SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 20190821)The main aim of this note is to prove a sharp Poincarétype inequality for vectorvalued functions on $\mathbb{S}^2$ that naturally emerges in the context of micromagnetics of spherical thin films. 
Design of effective bulk potentials for nematic liquid crystals via colloidal homogenisation
(Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, 20200201)We consider a Landau–de Gennes model for a suspension of small colloidal inclusions in a nematic host. We impose suitable anchoring conditions at the boundary of the inclusions, and we work in the dilute regime — i.e. the ... 
The Well Order Reconstruction Solution for threedimensional wells, in the Landau–de Gennes theory
(International Journal of NonLinear Mechanics, 20200301)We study nematic equilibria on threedimensional square wells, with emphasis on Well Order Reconstruction Solutions (WORS) as a function of the well size, characterized by 𝜆, and the well height denoted by 𝜖. The WORS ... 
An optimal scaling to computationally tractable dimensionless models: Study of latex particles morphology formation
(Computer Physics Communications, 202002)In modelling of chemical, physical or biological systems it may occur that the coefficients, multiplying various terms in the equation of interest, differ greatly in magnitude, if a particular system of units is used. Such ... 
Models for damped water waves
(SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2019)In this paper we derive some new weakly nonlinear asymptotic models describing viscous waves in deep water with or without surface tension effects. These asymptotic models take into account several different dissipative ... 
Minimizers of a Landaude Gennes energy with a subquadratic elastic energy
(Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 2019)We study a modified Landaude Gennes model for nematic liq uid crystals, where the elastic term is assumed to be of subquadratic growth in the gradient. We analyze the behaviour of global minimizers in two and threedimensional ... 
Convex Integration Arising in the Modelling of ShapeMemory Alloys: Some Remarks on Rigidity, Flexibility and Some Numerical Implementations
(Journal of Nonlinear Science, 20190330)We study convex integration solutions in the context of the modelling of shapememory alloys. The purpose of the article is twofold, treating both rigidity and flexibility prop erties: Firstly, we relate the maximal ... 
Topological singular set of vectorvalued maps, I: application to manifoldconstrained Sobolev and BV spaces
(Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations, 20190330)We introduce an operator $\mathbf{S}$ on vectorvalued maps $u$ which has the ability to capture the relevant topological information carried by $u$. In particular, this operator is defined on maps that take values in a ... 
Order Reconstruction for neatics on squares with isotropic inclusions: A Landaude Gennes study
(SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 20190330)e study a modified Landaude Gennes model for nematic liq uid crystals, where the elastic term is assumed to be of subquadratic growth in the gradient. We analyze the behaviour of global minimizers in two and threedimensional ... 
The excluded volume of twodimensional convex bodies: shape reconstruction and nonuniqueness
(Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 20190205)In the Onsager model of onecomponent hardparticle systems, the entire phase behaviour is dictated by a function of relative orientation, which represents the amount of space excluded to one particle by another at this ... 
Asymptotic models for free boundary flow in porous media
(Physica D, 2019)We provide rigorous asymptotic models for the free boundary Darcy and Forchheimer problem under the assumption of weak nonlinear interaction, in a regime in which the steepness parameter of the interface is considered to ... 
On the influence of gravity on densitydependent incompressible periodic fluids
(J. Differential Equations, 2019)The present work is devoted to the analysis of densitydependent, incompressible fluids in a 3D torus, when the Froude number $\varepsilon$ goes to zero. We consider the very general case where the initial data do not have ... 
A Global wellposedness result for the Rosensweig system of ferrofluids
(Rev. Mat. Iberoam., 2019)In this Paper we study a BlochTorrey regularization of the Rosensweig system for ferrofluids. The scope of this paper is twofold. First of all, we investigate the existence and uniqueness of LerayHopf solutions of this ... 
Uniqueness of degreeone Ginzburg–Landau vortex in the unit ball in dimensions N ≥ 7
(Comptes Rendus Mathematique, 20180901)For ε>0, we consider the GinzburgLandau functional for RNvalued maps defined in the unit ball BN⊂RN with the vortex boundary data x on ∂BN. In dimensions N≥7, we prove that for every ε>0, there exists a unique global ... 
Shear flow dynamics in the BerisEdwards model of nematic liquid crystals
(Proceedings of the Royal Society AMathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 20180214)We consider the BerisEdwards model describing nematic liquid crystal dynamics and restrict to a shear flow and spatially homogeneous situation. We analyze the dynamics focusing on the effect of the flow. We show that in ... 
Dynamics and flow effects in the BerisEdwards system modeling nematic liquid crystals
(Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 20180810)We consider the BerisEdwards system modelling incompressible liquid crystal flows of nematic type. This couples a NavierStokes system for the fluid velocity with a parabolic reactionconvectiondiffusion equation for the ...