Theory of the Lattice Boltzmann Method: Lattice Boltzmann Models for Non-ideal Gases
INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA
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In this paper a procedure for systematic a priori derivation of the lattice Boltzmann models for non-ideal gases from the Enskog equation the modified Boltzmann equation for dense gases is presented. This treatment provides a unified theory of lattice Boltzmann models for non-ideal gases. The lattice Boltzmann equation is systematically obtained by discretizing the Enskog equation in phase space and time. The lattice Boltzmann model derived in this paper is thermodynamically consistent up to the order of discretization error. Existing lattice Boltzmann models for non-ideal gases are analyzed and compared in detail. Evaluation of these models are made in light of the general procedure to construct the lattice Boltzmann model for non-ideal gases presented in this work.
- Fluid Mechanics