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Computation 2017, 5(3), 35;

Using an Interactive Lattice Boltzmann Solver in Fluid Mechanics Instruction

Physics Education, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Olshausenstraße 62, 24118 Kiel, Germany
Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory, Hamburg University of Technology, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: 2 June 2017 / Revised: 12 July 2017 / Accepted: 18 July 2017 / Published: 28 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue CFD: Recent Advances in Lattice Boltzmann Methods)
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This article gives an overview of the diverse range of teaching applications that can be realized using an interactive lattice Boltzmann simulation tool in fluid mechanics instruction and outreach. In an inquiry-based learning framework, examples are given of learning scenarios that address instruction on scientific results, scientific methods or the scientific process at varying levels of student activity, from consuming to applying to researching. Interactive live demonstrations on portable hardware enable new and innovative teaching concepts for fluid mechanics, also for large audiences and in the early stages of the university education. Moreover, selected examples successfully demonstrate that the integration of high-fidelity CFD methods into fluid mechanics teaching facilitates high-quality student research work within reach of the current state of the art in the respective field of research. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluid mechanics; engineering education; interactive simulation; inquiry-based learning fluid mechanics; engineering education; interactive simulation; inquiry-based learning

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