A double-distribution-function lattice Boltzmann method for bed-load sediment transport

Cai, L., Xu, W. and Luo, X. (2017) A double-distribution-function lattice Boltzmann method for bed-load sediment transport. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 9(1), 1750013. (doi:10.1142/S1758825117500132)

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Abstract

The governing equations of bed-load sediment transport are the shallow water equations and the Exner equation. To embody the advantages of the lattice Boltzmann method (e.g., simplicity, efficiency), the three-velocity (D1Q3) and five-velocity (D1Q5) double-distribution-function lattice Boltzmann models (DDF-LBMs), which can present the numerical solution for one-dimensional bed-load sediment transport, are proposed here based on the quasi-steady approach. The so-called DDF-LBM means we use two distribution functions to describe the movement of the two components, respectively. By using the Chapman–Enskog expansion, the governing equations can be recovered correctly from the DDF-LBMs. To illustrate the efficiency of these, two benchmark tests are used, and excellent agreements between the numerical and analytical solutions are demonstrated. In addition, we show that the D1Q5 DDF-LBM has better accuracy compared to the Hudson’s method.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Luo, Professor Xiaoyu and Cai, Dr Li
Authors: Cai, L., Xu, W., and Luo, X.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:International Journal of Applied Mechanics
Publisher:World Scientific Publishing
ISSN:1758-8251
ISSN (Online):1758-826X
Published Online:08 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Applied Mechanics 9(1):1750013
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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