Our student Seyed Ali Hosseini is about to share some valuable insights on modelling fluid flow using kinetic approaches.
For many practical applications, the detailed analysis of a fluid system’s performances requires a knowledge of the flow structure. To that end, given their reduced cost as compared to experimental methods, numerical tools are used to solve the Navier-Stokes system of partial differential equations – describing the flow behavior.
There are a variety of numerical methods developed to solve these equations, each with their respective advantages and shortcomings. The lattice Boltzmann method is one of these numerical tools. It was developed during the past couple of decades, and since then, it has presented itself as rather efficient on parallel processing machines – simple to implement and able to model complex flows.
During the minicourse, basic notions of the lattice Boltzmann method for fluid flows simulation will be introduced. Furthermore, the minicourse will include hands on a session where a solver for simple flow configurations will be developed.