Volume 2, Issue 6
Lattice Boltzmann Models with Mid-range Interactions

G. Falcucci ,  G. Bella ,  G. Chiatti ,  S. Chibbaro ,  M. Sbragaglia and S. Succi

Commun. Comput. Phys., 2 (2007), pp. 1071-1084.

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  • Abstract

An extension of the standard Shan-Chen model for non ideal-fluids, catering for mid-range, soft-core and hard-core repulsion, is investigated. It is shown that the inclusion of such mid-range interactions does not yield any visible enhancement of the density jump across the dense and light phases. Such an enhancement can however be obtained by tuning the exponents of the effective interaction. The results also indicate that the inclusion of soft-core repulsion can prevent the coalescence of neighborhood bubbles, thereby opening the possibility of tailoring the size of multi-droplet configurations, such as sprays and related phase-separating fluids. 

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Published online: 2007-02

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