A simple lattice Boltzmann scheme for Navier-Stokes fluid flow

J.M.V.A. Koelman

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A lattice Boltzmann algorithm for the computation of incompressible Navier-Stokes flow is presented. This algorithm can be written down in a simple, explicit form for a general class of lattices. By working consistently within a Boltzmann description, the model is free from ambiguities and inconsistencies. It automatically gives rise to isotropic, Galilean-invariant flow behaviour for any regular 2D and 3D lattice of sites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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