Novel Trends in Lattice-Boltzmann Methods

Book Series: Progress in Computational Physics (PiCP)

Volume 3


Matthias Ehrhardt

DOI: 10.2174/97816080571601130301
eISBN: 978-1-60805-716-0, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-717-7
ISSN: 2589-3017 (Print)
ISSN: 1879-4661 (Online)

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A Lattice Boltzmann Approach for Distributed Three-dimensional Fluid- Structure Interaction

- Pp. 199-216 (18)

Sebastian Geller, Christian Janssen and Manfred Krafczyk


This work investigated the validity and efficiency of the coupling of the Lattice Boltzmann method with finite element schemes as well as rigid body approaches to model fluid-structure interaction (FSI). The results on two- and three-dimensional benchmark configurations are very promising and show that an explicit coupling scheme is able to produce accurate results which agree with reference solutions very well. The underlying fluid solver VIRTUALFLUIDS is based on adaptive hierarchical grids and component technology for parallelization. One target application is the simulation of a jet induced by a ship propeller which poses a substantial challenge to both the numerical scheme as well as to the software parallelization concept. Furthermore, the coupling to a rigid body dynamics engine (PhysicsEngine-pe) leads to the possibility to compute FSI problems with a huge number of particles which is the basis for numerical simulations in geothermal drilling, where the particles eroded by the drill head influence the fluid dynamics. A free surface Lattice Boltzmann approach coupled with rigid body motions shows further potential and demonstrates the broad applicability of the developed algorithms.

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