Lattice gas methods are new parallel, high-resolution, high-efficiency techniques for solving partial differential equations. This volume focuses on progress in applying the lattice gas approach to partial differential equations that arise in simulating the flow of fluids. It introduces the lattice Boltzmann equation, a new direction in lattice gas research that considerably reduces fluctuations.
The twenty-seven contributions explore the many available software options exploiting the fact that lattice gas methods are completely parallel, which produces significant gains in speed. Following an overview of work done in the past five years and a discussion of frontiers, the chapters describe viscosity modeling and hydrodynamic mode analyses, multiphase flows and porous media, reactions and diffusion, basic relations and long-time correlations, the lattice Boltzmann equation, computer hardware, and lattice gas applications.
About the Author
Gary D. Doolen is Acting Director of the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory.