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On using variable molecular masses in multicomponent lattice boltzmann simulations

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dc.contributor.author Van den Akker, Harry E.A.
dc.contributor.author Donkers, Renske
dc.contributor.author Zachariah, Githin T.
dc.contributor.author Shardt, Orest
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-09T09:01:48Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-09T09:01:48Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10555
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The option of varying the molecular mass in multicomponent lattice Boltzmann simulations is being explored. First, results are presented for droplet formation at an aperture in a second immiscible liquid medium in which the difference in density between the two media is achieved by introducing asymmetry in the EOS, via adding particularly intra-component interaction forces in a pseudo-potential LB model. The second application for models with variable molecular masses is a single-phase heterogeneous laminar-flow tubular chemical reactor, where the molecular masses of reactants and products differ. In this application, tuning the molecular mass requires modification of the standard equilibrium distribution function as well as the use of an extended velocity set, in our case D2Q13. The method is validated against analytical solutions for canonical 1-D diffusion-reaction cases. In both the droplet formation study and the chemical reactors, the results of the exploratory 2-D simulations look qualitatively correct. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Computational Science;54, 101432
dc.subject Lattice Boltzmann en_US
dc.subject Multicomponent en_US
dc.title On using variable molecular masses in multicomponent lattice boltzmann simulations en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jocs.2021.101432
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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