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Recursive regularization step for high-order lattice Boltzmann methods

Abstract : A lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) with enhanced stability and accuracy is presented for various Hermite tensor-based lattice structures. The collision operator relies on a regularization step, which is here improved through a recursive computation of nonequilibrium Hermite polynomial coefficients. In addition to the reduced computational cost of this procedure with respect to the standard one, the recursive step allows to considerably enhance the stability and accuracy of the numerical scheme by properly filtering out second-(and higher-) order nonhydrodynamic contributions in under-resolved conditions. This is first shown in the isothermal case where the simulation of the doubly periodic shear layer is performed with a Reynolds number ranging from 104 to 10(6), and where a thorough analysis of the case at Re = 3 x 10(4) is conducted. In the latter, results obtained using both regularization steps are compared against the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook LBM for standard (D2Q9) and high-order (D2V17 and D2V37) lattice structures, confirming the tremendous increase of stability range of the proposed approach. Further comparisons on thermal and fully compressible flows, using the general extension of this procedure, are then conducted through the numerical simulation of Sod shock tubes with the D2V37 lattice. They confirm the stability increase induced by the recursive approach as compared with the standard one.
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Christophe Coreixas, Gauthier Wissocq, Guillaume Puigt, Jean-François Boussuge, Pierre Sagaut. Recursive regularization step for high-order lattice Boltzmann methods. Physical Review E , American Physical Society (APS), 2017, 96 (3), pp.033306. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevE.96.033306⟩. ⟨hal-01596322⟩



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