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Old   July 16, 2001, 08:11
Default Lattice methods
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Mark Render
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Hi,

I lately come across an alternative method of solving fluid problems. (instead NS-equations) These methods are called lattice methods an calculate the paths of descrete particles on molecular scale.

Could someone give a comment on that technique compared to the traditional way by solving the Navier-Stokes equations ?

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Mark
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Old   July 16, 2001, 11:45
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Herve
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I have come across this method recently as well. It is based on Lattice-Boltzmann theory for gases i think. the example I have seen worked reasonably well, but only in the simplest configuration...
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Old   July 16, 2001, 12:18
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sylvain
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A quick search on the web will give you the answer. I did so, and I find :

http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/~jmb/thesis/tot.html

which seems to give a good introduction to the method.

Moreover, Powerflow from exa corp (www.exa.com) use this method.

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Sylvain
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