Lattice Boltzmann Methoden in der Nanotechnologie

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüde
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Peukert

Project members:
Dr.-Ing. Klaus Iglberger

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 10 (Systemsimulation)

Start date: 01/10/2004
End date: 31/12/2005

Abstract (technical / expert description):

The production of nanoscaled particles with specific characeristics is crucial for many applications. To improve understanding of the properties of such aggregates in fluid suspensions we use the Lattice Boltzmann method. This allows us to determine basic parameters for single aggregates, like the drag force. More complex problems like the breaking in shear flow or further agglomeration of the molecules can also be simulated this way. 

Our approach requires the incorporation of boundary conditions for moving obstacles into the fluid simulation to calculate the bidirectional influences of fluid and obstacles. Furthermore the behaviour of the aggregates themselves can be computed using a rigid body physics simulation. We are currently working on including the effects of long range potentials into the simulation. To compute segregation processes with many aggregates and larger regions of fluid, the implementation will be parallelized to run on large clusters or supercomputers.


Thürey, N., Rüde, U., Peukert, W., Feichtinger, C., Binder, C., & Schmid, H.-J. (2005). Drag Force Simulation of Particle Agglomerates with the Lattice Boltzmann Method. In 18th Symposium Simulationstechnique ASIM 2005 Proceedings (pp. 45-50). Erlangen, DE: Erlangen: SCS Publishing House.
Iglberger, K., Thürey, N., Rüde, U., Peukert, W., & Schmid, H.-J. (2005). Simulation of Moving Nano-Particles with the Lattice Boltzmann Method in 3D. In 18th Symposium Simulationstechnique ASIM 2005 Proceedings (pp. 39-44). Erlangen: Erlangen: SCS Publishing House.

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