Title 



A multilevel algorithm to compute steady states of lattice Boltzmann models
 
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Abstract 



We present a multilevel algorithm to compute steady states oflattice Boltzmann models directly as fixed points of a timestepper. At the fine scale, we use a Richardson iteration for the fixed point equation, which amounts to timestepping towards equilibrium. This finescale iteration is accelerated by transferring the error to a coarse level. At this coarse level, one directly solves for the density (the zeroth moment of the lattice Boltzmann distributions), for which a coarselevel equation is known in some appropriate limit. The algorithm closely resembles the classical multigrid algorithm in spirit, structure and convergence behaviour. In this paper, we discuss the formulation of this algorithm. We give an intuitive explanation of its convergence behaviour and illustrate with numerical experiments.   
Language 



English
 
Source (book) 



Coping with complexity : model reduction and data analysis / Gorban, Alexander N. [edit.]; et al. [edit.]  
Publication 



Berlin : Springer, 2011
 
ISBN 



9783642149405
 
Volume/pages 



p. 151167
 
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