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Lattice Boltzmann Method for Sprays

  • K. N. Premnath
  • J. Abraham
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Abstract

Among the noncontinuum-based computational techniques, the lattice Boltzman method (LBM) has received considerable attention recently. In this chapter, we will briefly present the main elements of the LBM, which has evolved as a minimal kinetic method for fluid dynamics, focusing in particular, on multiphase flow modeling. We will then discuss some of its recent developments based on the multiple-relaxation-time formulation and consistent discretization strategies for enhanced numerical stability, high viscosity contrasts, and density ratios for simulation of interfacial instabilities and multiphase flow problems. As examples, numerical investigations of drop collisions, jet break-up, and drop impact on walls will be presented. We will also outline some future directions for further development of the LBM for applications related to interfacial instabilities and sprays.

Keywords

Interfacial instabilities Lattice Boltzmann method Sprays 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA

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