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I come from a computer science background and I want to learn details about LBM in fluid simulation.

I have been searching around for a concise tutorial that tells me how LBM is used to solve a certain fluid problem(a PDE?).

Unfortunately I was depressed with the large number of advanced studies and papers that assumed prior knowledge.

I understand there exist quite a few papers on LBM fluid simulation written by computer scientists. However I am not satisfied with those work concentrating on implementation techniques on a specific device(like GPU) only.

I teach myself some basic knowledge on real analysis/ODE/PDE. And I think maybe I need some extra learning on Statistical Mechanics/Lebesgue Measure theory... I am totally unfamiliar with these fields. I need your hints on how to choose the right direction towards understanding Lattice Boltzmann Methods.

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Hi craftsman.don, and welcome to Physics Stack Exchange! Right now your question is a bit vague, but perhaps it would be better if you simply ask how LBM is used to solve the particular fluids problem you have in mind. People will still be able to provide references if that is best. – David Z Apr 3 '12 at 1:41
First hit on Google gave me:… – Bernhard Apr 3 '12 at 6:03
Palabos website links to a brief video overview – Yrogirg Jan 6 '14 at 10:16
The book LBM Fundamentals and Engineering Applications with Computer Codes puts your feet on the ground. – user38487 Jan 29 '14 at 0:27

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