Lattice Boltzmann inverse kinetic approach for classical incompressible fluids

E. Fonda, M. Tessarotto, P. Nicolini, M. Ellero

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Despite the abundant literature on the subject appeared in the last few years, the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is probably the one for which a complete understanding is not yet available. As an example, an unsolved theoretical issue is related to the construction of a discrete kinetic theory which yields exactly the fluid equations, i.e., is non-asymptotic (here denoted as LB inverse kinetic theory). The purpose of this paper aims at investigating discrete inverse kinetic theories (IKT) for incompressible fluids. We intend to show that the discrete IKT can be defined in such a way to satisfy, in particular, the requirement of completeness, i.e., all fluid fields are expressed as moments of the kinetic distribution function and all hydrodynamic equations can be identified with suitable moment equations of an appropriate inverse kinetic equation IKE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-169
Number of pages6
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
Event26th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD26 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Jul 20 2008Jul 25 2008


  • Classical statistical mechanics
  • Kinetic theory
  • Navier-stokes equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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