Europhys. Lett.
Volume 75, Number 3, August 2006
Page(s) 399 - 405
Section General
Published online 05 July 2006
Europhys. Lett., 75 (3), pp. 399-405 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10135-4

On the use of lattice Fokker-Planck models for hydrodynamics

D. Moroni1, J.-P. Hansen1, S. Melchionna2 and S. Succi3

1  Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
2  INFM-SOFT, Dipartmento di Fisica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza" P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
3  Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "A. Picone", CNR Viale del Policlinico 137, 00161, Roma, Italy

received 27 April 2006; accepted in final form 19 June 2006
published online 5 July 2006

A recently proposed numerical scheme to solve the Fokker-Planck equation within the lattice Boltzmann framework is adapted to solve the equations of hydrodynamics. The scheme is discussed, tested on cavity flow simulations, and compared to existing lattice Boltzmann methods.

05.20.Dd - Kinetic theory.
47.11.-j - Computational methods in fluid dynamics.

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