Thin film flows of nematic liquid crystal will be considered, using the Leslie-Ericksen formulation for nematics. Our model can account for variations in substrate anchoring, which may exert a strong influence on patterns that arise in the flow. A number of simulations will be presented using an "in house" code, developed to run on a GPU. Current modeling directions involving flow over interlaced electrodes, so-called "dielectrowetting", will be discussed.
- Industrial and Applied Mathematics Seminar