In this paper, we present a numerical study of the Jeffery-Hammel problem using the lattice-Boltzmann method. We study three situations: pure inflow, pure outflow, and outflow with backflow. We demonstrate that the lattice-Boltzmann method gives not only qualitatively but also quantitatively accurate solutions for this problem. From the point of view of stability of the flow, the recent results of bifurcation theory are also briefly considered from the viewpoint of our numerical results.
- Jeffery-Hamel problem
- Lattice Boltzmann method
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics