Characteristic nonreflecting boundary conditions for open boundaries in lattice Boltzmann methods

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Oct;78(4 Pt 2):046707. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.78.046707. Epub 2008 Oct 24.


A boundary condition for lattice Boltzmann methods, based on the movement of information through Euler characteristic directions, is developed. With respect to the similar conditions used in finite-difference or finite-volume implementations, some corrections are needed to compensate the isothermal compressible nature of standard lattice Boltzmann methods for fluid flow. The results show that the proposed method for inlets and outlets is highly nonreflecting, and mass conserving.

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  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't