Unlike the conventional lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), the discrete Boltzmann method (DBM) is Eulerian in nature and decouples the discretization of particle velocity space from configuration space and time space, which allows the use of an unstructured grid to exactly capture complex boundary geometries. A discrete Boltzmann model that solves the discrete Boltzmann equation (DBE) with the finite volume method (FVM) on a triangular unstructured grid is developed. The accuracy of the model is improved with the proposed high-order flux schemes and interpolation scheme. The boundary treatment for commonly used boundary conditions is also formulated. A series of problems with both periodic and non-periodic boundaries are simulated. The results show that the new model can significantly reduce numerical viscosity.
An Accurate Unstructured Finite Volume Discrete Boltzmann Method
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Chen, L, Schaefer, L, & Cai, X. "An Accurate Unstructured Finite Volume Discrete Boltzmann Method." Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 7: Fluids Engineering. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. November 9–15, 2018. V007T09A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2018-87136
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