Least-squares finite-element lattice Boltzmann method

Yusong Li, Eugene J. LeBoeuf, P. K. Basu

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A numerical model of lattice Boltzman method with the use of least-squares finite element in space and Crank-Nicolson method in time was discussed. The method solved problem domain that contain complex or irregular geometric boundaries. The method provided for fourth-order accuracy in space and second order accuracy in time with unconditional stability in the time domain. The geometric flexibility and numerical stability of finite-element methodsinherent in least square finite element (LSFE)-lattice Boltzman method (LBM) suggested thatthe method was very flexible and was applied to domains possesing complex boundary geometries using of unstructured meshes with increased numerical accuracy and stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number065701
Pages (from-to)065701-1-065701-4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 2
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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