Lattice Boltzmann Modeling: An Introduction for Geoscientists and Engineers / Edition 1

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Overview

Here is a basic introduction to Lattice Boltzmann models that emphasizes intuition and simplistic conceptualization of processes, while avoiding the complex mathematics that underlies LB models. The model is viewed from a particle perspective where collisions, streaming, and particle-particle/particle-surface interactions constitute the entire conceptual framework. Beginners and those whose interest is in model application over detailed mathematics will find this a powerful 'quick start' guide. Example simulations, exercises, and computer codes are included.

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"a pleasant and self-contained introduction to lattice Boltzmann methods"

"written for the user in engineering and geoscience, and mathematical theory is kept to a necessary minimum."

"Rather than engage in lengthy introductions, derivations,validations,and existence and uniqueness theory,the authors take a completely practical point of view and simply make sure that the model is consistent with fundamental physical principles"

"Sukop and Thorne keep matters simple, but they succeed in demonstrating the amazing versatility and wide applicability of LBMs."

"this little book gives easy access to a simple yet powerful toolbox for complex flow phenomena."

REINHARD ILLNER, University of Victoria, In the SIAM REVIEW c_ 2007 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Vol. 49,No . 1, pp . 123–176

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642066252
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 0.39 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Lattice Gas Models.- Basic Boltzmann Gas Concepts.- Lattice Boltzmann Models (LBMs).- Single Component, Single Phase (SCSP) LBM.- Single Component, Multiphase (SCMP) LBM.- Multicomponent Multiphase (MCMP) LBM.- Solute Transport.- LBM for Macroscopic Porous Media.- Conclusions.- References.- Index.

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