Lattice Boltzmann Method And Its Application In Engineering

Lattice Boltzmann Method And Its Application In Engineering

Zhaoli Guo, Chang Shu


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Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is a relatively new simulation technique for the modeling of complex fluid systems and has attracted interest from researchers in computational physics. Unlike the traditional CFD methods, which solve the conservation equations of macroscopic properties (i.e., mass, momentum, and energy) numerically, LBM models the fluid consisting of fictive particles, and such particles perform consecutive propagation and collision processes over a discrete lattice mesh.

This book will cover the fundamental and practical application of LBM. The first part of the book consists of three chapters starting form the theory of LBM, basic models, initial and boundary conditions, theoretical analysis, to improved models. The second part of the book consists of six chapters, address applications of LBM in various aspects of computational fluid dynamic engineering, covering areas, such as thermo-hydrodynamics, compressible flows, multicomponent/multiphase flows, microscale flows, flows in porous media, turbulent flows, and suspensions.

With these coverage LBM, the book intended to promote its applications, instead of the traditional computational fluid dynamic method.

  • Introduction
  • Initial and Boundary Conditions for Lattice Boltzmann Method
  • Improved Lattice Boltzmann Models
  • Sample Applications of LBE for Isothermal Flows
  • LBE for Low Speed Flows with Heat Transfer
  • LBE for Compressible Flows
  • LBE for Multiphase and Multi-component Flows
  • LBE for Microscale Gas Flows
  • Other Applications of LBE

Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics in the field of mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, MEMS/NEMS, computational physics and applied mathematics.