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Simulation of cavity flow by the lattice Boltzmann method. (English) Zbl 0821.76060
A detailed analysis is presented to demonstrate the capabilities of the lattice Boltzmann method. Thorough comparisons with other numerical solutions for the two-dimensional, driven cavity flow show that the lattice Boltzmann method gives accurate results over a wide range of Reynolds numbers. Studies of errors and convergence rates are carried out. Compressibility effects are quantified for different maximum velocities, and parameter ranges are found for stable simulations.

76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
76P05 Rarefied gas flows, Boltzmann equation in fluid mechanics
76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
82D15 Statistical mechanics of liquids
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