Books on lattice Boltzmann

Michael C. Sukop and Daniel T. Thorne (2006)

Lattice Boltzmann Modeling; an Introduction for Geoscientists and Engineers Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg

Practically oriented, this book never gets lost in theoretical details and explains in a straightforward way how to implement and use the lattice Boltzmann method. It is accessible to an undergraduate reader, but tackles also some advanced topics such as multiphase flows and solute transport. This and other LB related books can be located on Amazon with help of the following list by Mike Sukop.

Dieter Hänel (2004)

Molekulare Gasdynamik Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg

A quite exhaustive and yet very accessible introduction to the kinetic theory of gases. It helps you in understanding the theory behind the lattice Boltzmann method if you like to view it as a discrete version of the Boltzmann equation. The book is available only in German, which makes it great fun to read. Guess how many words are required to write “velocity distribution function” in German? Answer on page 45 of the book.

Sauro Succi (2001)

The lattice Boltzmann equation for fluid dynamics and beyond Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation, University Press, Oxford

This book focuses exclusively on the LB method; it takes a practical, numerically oriented viewpoint and presents the state of the art of this method by the year 2001.

Dieter A. Wolf-Gladrow (2000)

Lattice-Gas Cellular Automata and lattice Boltzmann Models Lecture Notes in Mathematics 1725, Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg

Although the book focuses mainly on the lattice automata origin of the LB method, it contains a digression to the Boltzmann equation. The discussion on symmetry properties of a lattice is a compulsory reading for LB theorists.

Bastien Chopard and Michel Droz (1998)

Cellular Automata Modeling of Physical Systems University Press, Cambridge

A nice attempt to classify the various physical phenomena that can be described by cellular-automata like models. The book is accessible to a broad range of readers and describes the transition from cellular automata to LB very accurately.

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