CFDEMproject goes Lattice-Boltzmann:
We're following two main project lines:
1. LIGGGHTS-Palabos Coupling
In Greek language, παλαβός [palavos] means "crazy". Crazy people do amazing stuff, so we decided to couple to their code:
(btw, "Palabos" also stands for "Parallel Lattice Boltzmann Solver")
In the past, we already coupled Palabos to Open Source CFD - see here for an eye-candy. Now we want to take the next step, and couple LIGGGHTS and Palabos.
Philippe Seil is bringing this project forward, and we're happy to announce that as a first result, Phillippe developed an XML parser for Pabalos, which is GPL'd and can be downloaded here. Further information on this project can be found here.
2. LB plugin for a commercial CFD software
Secondly, Stefan Pirker realized an LB plugin for a commercial CFD software, which can be found here. The main emphasis of this hybrid modelling approach is on coupling traditional CFD and LB to improve / speed up turbulence modelling with the help of LB LES.
PS: You can now reach us at "www.lbdem.com" as well :-)