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The 5 May 2020

Advanced Lattice Boltzmann methods

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Deadline for registration: 15 days before the starting date of each training
Duration : 1 day / (6 hours)



This lecture aims at providing the audience with an additional knowledge of methods based on Discrete Velocity Boltzmann Equations, with a particular emphasis on Lattice-Boltzmann Methods. Key elements of discretization and time integration will be discussed, along with classical CFD topics such as boundary conditions, turbulence modeling, accounting for compressibility effects, acoustic wave propagation. Illustration of the methods on academic and industrial flow configurations will be shown.

Objective of the training

To provide the audience with advanced knowledge about physical models and numerical methods that are the core of main LBM softwares.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to :

  • select an adequate LBM method to handle a given physical problem,
  • to design adequate computational grid to get reliable results,
  • to select relevant physical sub models (e.g. turbulence models, wall models) to get reliable results,

Target participants

PhD students, engineers, researchers


In order to follow this course, you need to have followed the session “Implementation and use of the Lattice Boltzmann Method” organized by Cerfacs.

Scientific contact: Pierre SAGAUT


  • Trainees/PhDs/PostDocs : 70 €
  • CERFACS shareholders/CNRS/INRIA : 200 €
  • Public : 400 €


09:00-10:15: From DVBE to LBM and other methods
10:30-12:15: Main features of LBM: dispersive and dissipative error, stability

14:00-15:15: Boundary conditions, turbulence modeling within LBM framework
15:30-16:45: Extension to thermal and fully compressible models

Final examination

A final exam will be conducted during the training.



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