Lattice boltzmann algorithm for surface tension with greatly reduced microcurrents

LISHCHUK, S. V., CARE, C. M. and HALLIDAY, I. (2003). Lattice boltzmann algorithm for surface tension with greatly reduced microcurrents. Physical review E, 67 (3), 036701.

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Abstract

We present an algorithm for inserting an interface between the immiscible phases of a multicomponent lattice Boltzmann fluid which is based solely upon the appropriate continuum physics: stress boundary conditions and continuity of velocity. Results are presented for the algorithm when applied to static, neutrally buoyant drops. It is shown that the present algorithm gives a significant reduction in the spurious velocities which are reported for previous schemes and a concomitant improvement in the isotropy of the interface.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ©2003 The American Physical Society
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling Group
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevE.67.036701
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2010 15:56
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/880

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