Volume 10, Issue 2
Semiclassical Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Rarefied Circular Pipe Flows

Jaw-Yen Yang ,  Li-Hsin Hung and Yao-Tien Kuo


Commun. Comput. Phys., 10 (2011), pp. 405-421.

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  • Abstract

Computations of microscopic circular pipe flow in a rarefied quantum gas are presented using a semiclassical axisymmetric lattice Boltzmann method. The method is first derived by directly projecting the Uehling-Uhlenbeck Boltzmann-BGK equations in two-dimensional rectangular coordinates onto the tensor Hermite polynomials using moment expansion method and then the forcing strategy of Halliday et al. [Phys. Rev. E., 64 (2001), 011208] is adopted by adding forcing terms into the resulting microdynamic evolution equation. The determination of the forcing terms is dictated by yielding the emergent macroscopic equations toward a particular target form. The correct macroscopic equations of the incompressible axisymmetric viscous flows are recovered through the Chapman-Enskog expansion. The velocity profiles and the mass flow rates of pipe flows with several Knudsen numbers covering different flow regimes are presented. It is found the Knudsen minimum can be captured in all three statistics studied. The results also indicate distinct characteristics of the effects of quantum statistics.

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Published online: 2011-10

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