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Entropy 2015, 17(12), 8240-8266;

Hydrodynamic Force Evaluation by Momentum Exchange Method in Lattice Boltzmann Simulations

Guangxi Key Lab of Multi-source Information Mining & Security, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, China
Division of Interfacial Water and Key Laboratory of Interfacial Physics and Technology, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
Shanghai Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201204, China
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Academic Editors: Ignazio Licata and Sauro Succi
Received: 24 September 2015 / Revised: 10 November 2015 / Accepted: 8 December 2015 / Published: 17 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Non-Linear Lattice)


As a native scheme to evaluate hydrodynamic force in the lattice Boltzmann method, the momentum exchange method has some excellent features, such as simplicity, accuracy, high efficiency and easy parallelization. Especially, it is independent of boundary geometry, preventing from solving the Navier–Stokes equations on complex boundary geometries in the boundary-integral methods. We review the origination and main developments of the momentum exchange method in lattice Boltzmann simulations. Then several practical techniques to fill newborn fluid nodes are discussed for the simulations of fluid-structure interactions. Finally, some representative applications show the wide applicability of the momentum exchange method, such as movements of rigid particles, interactions of deformation particles, particle suspensions in turbulent flow and multiphase flow, etc. View Full-Text
Keywords: lattice Boltzmann method; hydrodynamic force evaluation; momentum exchange method lattice Boltzmann method; hydrodynamic force evaluation; momentum exchange method

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Wen, B.; Zhang, C.; Fang, H. Hydrodynamic Force Evaluation by Momentum Exchange Method in Lattice Boltzmann Simulations. Entropy 2015, 17, 8240-8266.

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