Seminar Lattice Boltzmann Methods - Theory, Implementation and Applications
- Term
- Winter 13/14
- Lecturer
- Dr. rer. nat. Philipp Neumann, Atanas Atanasov, Martin Schreiber
- Time and Place
- Preliminary meeting: Jul 11 2013, room 02.07.023, 14:00
- Kickoff: Oct 17, 13:00
- Presentations: selected Thursdays, 13:30-15:30, 02.07.023
- Audience
- Students from Master Computational Science and Engineering (IN2183), Informatics (IN2107), and Bachelor Informatics (IN0014)
- Tutorials
- -
- Exam
- -
- Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
- 2 SWS (2S) / 4 Credits
- TUMonline
- t.b.a.
Contents
News
- First Session: Oct 17, 13:00, room 02.07.023
- Registration until Oct 1 2013 via e-mail to
- Max. number of participants: 10
Description
Lattice Boltzmann methods (LBMs) are used to study flow problems on the statistical scale. Their relatively simple, (mostly) local algorithmics and their meso-scale nature make these methods attractive for both physicists and computer scientists. The latter is particularly true with respect to the field of high performance computing. In this seminar, the basic theory of the Lattice Boltzmann methods is discussed and implementational concepts are presented for single-core and multi-core architectures. Besides, particular aspects such as grid refinement and application of LBMs to more complex systems such as multiphase flows are addressed.
Slides and Handouts
The handouts will be printed for you. If you want to have a closer look into the material beforehand, you are welcome to use the electronic versions from below.
Date | Description | Material |
Oct 17 | General introduction | PresentationIntroduction.pdf (incl. list of topics and speakers) |
Nov 28 | Introduction to LBM | Handout, Presentation.pdf, LBM_simple.java, Vector2D.java |
Nov 28 | Boundary conditions | Handout, Presentation.pdf |
Dec 05 | From LBM to Navier-Stokes | Handout, Presentation.pdf |
Dec 05 | Multiple-relaxation-time collision models | Handout, Presentation.pdf |
Dec 19 | Adaptive Grids | Handout, Presentation.pdf |
Dec 19 | Open Source Software | Handout, Presentation.pdf, Blender-Movies, Blender-src, Palabos-src |
Jan 23 | Free Surface Flows | Handout, Presentation.pdf |
Jan 23 | Multiphase and Multicomponent Flows | Handout, Presentation.pdf |
Prerequisites
Preliminary knowledge on
- Cellular automata
- Lattice Boltzmann equation
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Numerical simulation
is helpful.
Announcements
- The seminar will be completely in English, so the students also have to give their talks and to write their papers in English.
- Preliminary meeting: Jul 11 2013, room 02.07.023, 14:00
Topics
- Introduction to LBM
- Boundary Conditions in LBM simulations
- From the Boltzmann equation to LBM
- From LBM to Navier-Stokes
- Multiple-relaxation-time Collision Models
- LBM on adaptive grids
- Single-core optimisation of LBM
- LBM on GPUs
- LBM for Multiphase/ multicomponent flows
- ...
Left : Interactive fluid simulation (based on Lattice Boltzmann method) and visualization (volume tracing, photon mapping). Right: Breaking dam simulation.
Literature
Textbooks on LBM:
- S. Succi, The Lattice Boltzmann Equation for Fluid Dynamics and Beyond, Oxford University Press, 2001.
- M.C. Sukop and D.T. Thorne, Lattice Boltzmann Modeling: An Introduction for Geoscientists and Engineers, Springer, 2006.
- D.A. Wolf-Gladrow, Lattice-Gas Cellular Automata and Lattice Boltzmann Models: An Introduction, Springer, 2000
Topic-specific literature will be handed out to the individual participants of the course by the advisors.
Requirements
For successful completion of the seminar course you have to fulfil the following tasks:
- solid understanding of your topic (e.g. by implementation of the underlying algorithm)
- writing of a paper (about 8 pages)
- presentation (30 min + discussion)
- participation in the presentations of all other participants
- deadlines: t.b.a.
The paper template is available here. Usage of Latex is required.