The Lattice Boltzmann Method: Principles and Practice
Springer, Nov 7, 2016 - Science - 694 pages
This book is an introduction to the theory, practice, and implementation of the Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method, a powerful computational fluid dynamics method that is steadily gaining attention due to its simplicity, scalability, extensibility, and simple handling of complex geometries. The book contains chapters on the method's background, fundamental theory, advanced extensions, and implementation.To aid beginners, the most essential paragraphs in each chapter are highlighted, and the introductory chapters on various LB topics are front-loaded with special "in a nutshell" sections that condense the chapter's most important practical results. Together, these sections can be used to quickly get up and running with the method. Exercises are integrated throughout the text, and frequently asked questions about the method are dealt with in a special section at the beginning. In the book itself and through its web page, readers can find example codes showing how the LB method can be implemented efficiently on a variety of hardware platforms, including multi-core processors, clusters, and graphics processing units. Students and scientists learning and using the LB method will appreciate the wealth of clearly presented and structured information in this volume.
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This book is an "essential read" for those who want to understand Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM). All derivations are given in detail and could be easily understood with out any rigorous mathematical background. Specifically, the derivation of LBM from original kinetic theory of gases is very well explained. This book constitutes of lot of references and covers entire literature on almost every aspect of LBM . A detailed and optimal implementation of LBM algorithm is also discussed with case studies. With vast amount of literature available, it is very easy for the reader to get lost in the jungle of mathematical complexity of LBM, and this is where the present book enlightens the reader with the simple yet powerful concept of LBM in a very lucid manner.