Modeling of molecular reorientation in nematic liquid crystals

Filip Sala, Maksymilian Bujok, Mirosław Karpierz

Abstract


In this paper modeling of molecular reorientation in nematic liquid crystals is described. The theoretical model bases on Frank-Oseen elastic theory. By minimizing the equation on free energy the equation describing molecular reorientation is obtained. To get a solution two numerical methods (Successive Over-Relaxation and multigrid) are employed and are compared for numerical results of director orientation and computation time.

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