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An immersed boundary-lattice Boltzmann method for single- and multi-component fluid flows

Abstract : The paper presents a numerical method to simulate single-and multi-component fluid flows around moving/deformable solid boundaries, based on the coupling of Immersed Boundary (IB) and Lattice Boltzmann (LB) methods. The fluid domain is simulated with LB method using the single relaxation time BGK model, in which an interparticle potential model is applied for multi-component fluid flows. The IB-related force is directly calculated with the interpolated definition of the fluid macroscopic velocity on the Lagrangian points that define the immersed solid boundary. The present IB-LB method can better ensure the no-slip solid boundary condition, thanks to an improved spreading operator. The proposed method is validated through several 2D/3D single-and multi-component fluid test cases with a particular emphasis on wetting conditions on solid wall. Finally, a 3D two-fluid application case is given to show the feasibility of modeling the fluid transport via a cluster of beating cilia.
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Zhe Li, Julien Favier, Umberto D 'Ortona, Sébastien Poncet. An immersed boundary-lattice Boltzmann method for single- and multi-component fluid flows. Journal of Computational Physics, Elsevier, 2016, 304, pp.424-440. ⟨10.1016/⟩. ⟨hal-01225681⟩



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