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Basics of Hydrodynamics and Kinetic Theory

  • Timm Krüger
  • Halim Kusumaatmaja
  • Alexandr Kuzmin
  • Orest Shardt
  • Goncalo Silva
  • Erlend Magnus Viggen
Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

After reading this chapter, you will have a working understanding of the equations of fluid mechanics, which describe a fluid’s behaviour through its conservation of mass and momentum. You will understand the basics of the kinetic theory on which the lattice Boltzmann method is founded. Additionally, you will have learned about how different descriptions of a fluid, such as the continuum fluid description and the mesoscopic kinetic description, are related.

Keywords

Boltzmann Equation Kinetic Theory Knudsen Number Lattice Boltzmann Method Collision Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timm Krüger
    • 1
  • Halim Kusumaatmaja
    • 2
  • Alexandr Kuzmin
    • 3
  • Orest Shardt
    • 4
  • Goncalo Silva
    • 5
  • Erlend Magnus Viggen
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Engineering University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsDurham UniversityDurhamUK
  3. 3.Maya Heat Transfer TechnologiesWestmountCanada
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  5. 5.IDMEC/IST, University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  6. 6.Acoustics Research Centre, SINTEF ICTTrondheimNorway

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