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    A Hybrid Laplace Transform/Finite Difference Boundary Element Method for Diffusion Problems

    A. J. Davies1, D. Crann1, S. J. Kane1, C-H. Lai2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 79-86, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.079
    Abstract The solution process for diffusion problems usually involves the time development separately from the space solution. A finite difference algorithm in time requires a sequential time development in which all previous values must be determined prior to the current value. The Stehfest Laplace transform algorithm, however, allows time solutions without the knowledge of prior values. It is of interest to be able to develop a time-domain decomposition suitable for implementation in a parallel environment. One such possibility is to use the Laplace transform to develop coarse-grained solutions which act as the initial values for a More >

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    Numerical Simulations of Irregular Particle Transport in Turbulent Flows Using Coupled LBM-DEM

    K. Han 1, Y. T. Feng 1, D. R. J. Owen1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 87-100, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.087
    Abstract Numerical procedures are introduced for simulations of irregular particle transport in turbulent flows using the coupled lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and the discrete element method (DEM). The fluid field is solved by the extended LBM with the incorporation of the Smagorinsky turbulence approach, while particle interaction is modeled by the DEM. The hydrodynamic interactions between fluid and particles are realised through an immersed boundary condition, which gives rise to a coupled solution strategy to