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Re: [ESPResSo-users] Lattice Boltzmann and the discretized Oseen Tensor

From: Vincent Ustach
Subject: Re: [ESPResSo-users] Lattice Boltzmann and the discretized Oseen Tensor
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:33:03 -0800

Thank you Ulf. I've been going through that paper lately.

--Vincent Ustach
  University of California, Davis

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Ulf Schiller <address@hidden> wrote:
On 11/19/2013 10:28 PM, Vincent Ustach wrote:
Heres another theory question :)

Following Alrichs & Dunweg 1999 and Usta 2005, I have found the proper
offset for friction in Lattice Boltzmann. The one thing I do not
understand about the offset is how the Oseen Tensor becomes discretized to

u_av = F / (g eta dx)

>From the Oseen tensor it follows that u scales with F, \eta^{-1} and r^{-1}, so at a distance dx u~F/(/eta dx). Then g is just a unitless factor that depends on how u is averaged, for example, averaging over a spherical surface gives g=6\pi. For the LB lattice, g depends on the interpolation stencil and the exact location of the (singular) force relative to the lattice sites. In practice, one uses a value of g obtained from averaging over various locations within an elementary lattice cell. This is described in more detail in the review by Duenweg/Ladd in Adv. Poly. Sci.


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