Two Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method for Cavity Flow Simulation

Panjit MUSIK, Krisanadej JAROENSUTASINEE

Abstract


This paper presents a simulation of incompressible viscous flow within a two-dimensional square cavity. The objective is to develop a method originated from Lattice Gas (cellular) Automata (LGA), which utilises discrete lattice as well as discrete time and can be parallelised easily. Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), known as discrete Lattice kinetics which provide an alternative for solving the Navier–Stokes equations and are generally used for fluid simulation, is chosen for the study. A specific two-dimensional nine-velocity square Lattice model (D2Q9 Model) is used in the simulation with the velocity at the top of the cavity kept fixed. LBM is an efficient method for reproducing the dynamics of cavity flow and the results which are comparable to those of previous work.

Keywords


Cavity flow, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Lattice Gas (cellular) Automata, Incompressible Viscous flow, D2Q9 Model

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