Analysis of Lattice-Boltzmann Methods

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GRIN Verlag, 2007 - 384 pages
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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2007 in the subject Mathematics - Analysis, University of Constance (Fachbereich Mathematik & Statistik), 69 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Die Arbeit wurde mit 1 (magna cum laude bewertet) und enthalt farbige Abbildungen., abstract: Lattice-Boltzmann algorithms represent a quite novel class of numerical schemes, which are used to solve evolutionary partial differential equations (PDEs). In contrast to other methods (FEM, FVM), lattice-Boltzmann methods rely on a mesoscopic approach. The idea consists in setting up an artificial, grid-based particle dynamics, which is chosen such that appropriate averages provide approximate solutions of a certain PDE, typically in the area of fluid dynamics. As lattice-Boltzmann schemes are closely related to finite velocity Boltzmann equations being singularly perturbed by special scalings, their consistency is not obvious. This work is concerned with the analysis of lattice-Boltzmann methods also focusing certain numeric phenomena like initial layers, multiple time scales and boundary layers. As major analytic tool, regular (Hilbert) expansions are employed to establish consistency. Exemplarily, two and three population algorithms are studied in one space dimension, mostly discretizing the advection-diffusion equation. It is shown how these model schemes can be derived from two-dimensional schemes in the case of special symmetries. The analysis of the schemes is preceded by an examination of the singular limit being characteristic of the corresponding scaled finite velocity Boltzmann equations. Convergence proofs are obtained using a Fourier series approach and alternatively a general regular expansion combined with an energy estimate. The appearance of initial layers is investigated by multiscale and irregular expansions. Among others, a hierarchy of equations is found which gives insight into the internal coupling of the initial layer and the regular par

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Background and Outline
Stability investigations around the D1P2 model
Introduction to lattice Boltzmann methods and their analysis
Scalings and singular limits on the basis of the D1P2 model
Analysis of a D1P3 latticeBoltzmann equation
Consistency of a D1P3 latticeBoltzmann algorithm
Longterm behavior of an advective latticeBoltzmann scheme

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