A lattice Boltzmann direct coupling overset approach for the moving boundary problem

We propose a new direct coupling scheme based on the overset technique to tackle moving boundary problems within the lattice Boltzmann framework. The scheme is based on the interpolation of distribution functions rather than moments, that is, macroscopic variables, and includes an additional hypothesis ensuring mass and momentum conservation at the interface nodes between fixed and moving grids. The method is assessed considering four test cases and considering both the vortical and the acoustic fields. It is shown that the direct coupling method results are in very good agreement with reference results on a configuration without any moving subdomain. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the direct coupling method provides an improvement of the accuracy of the lattice Boltzmann overset algorithm for aeroacoustics. In particular, a convected vortex test case is studied and reveals that the direct coupling approach leads to a better ability to conserve the vortex structure over time, as well as a reduction in spurious acoustic distorsions at the fixed/moving interface.

M. Bahlali, H. Yoo, Julien Favier, Pierre Sagaut. A lattice Boltzmann direct coupling overset approach for the moving boundary problem. Physics of Fluids, American Institute of Physics, 2021, 33 (5), pp.053607. ⟨10.1063/5.0044994⟩. ⟨hal-03326151⟩

Journal: Physics of Fluids

Date de publication: 01-05-2021

  • M. Bahlali
  • H. Yoo
  • Julien Favier
  • Pierre Sagaut

Digital object identifier (doi): http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0044994

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