Lattice Boltzmann model for binary mixtures. Academic Article uri icon


  • An a priori derivation of the lattice Boltzmann equations for binary mixtures is provided by discretizing the Boltzmann equations that govern the evolution of binary mixtures. The present model leads to a set of two-fluid hydrodynamic equations for the mixture. In existing models, employing the single-relaxation-time approximation, the viscosity and diffusion coefficients are coupled through the relaxation parameter tau, thus limited to unity Prandtl number and Schmidt number. In the present model the viscosity and diffusion coefficient are independently controlled by two relaxation parameters, thus enabling the modeling of mixtures with an arbitrary Schmidt number. The theoretical framework developed here can be readily applied to multiple-species mixing.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Luo, L., & Girimaji, S. S.

citation count

  • 79

complete list of authors

  • Luo, Li-Shi||Girimaji, Sharath S

publication date

  • September 2002