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Efficient viscosity contrast calculation for blood flow simulations using the lattice Boltzmann method

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Lehmann, Moritz ; Müller, Sebastian Johannes ; Gekle, Stephan:
Efficient viscosity contrast calculation for blood flow simulations using the lattice Boltzmann method.
In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids. (15 April 2020) .
ISSN 0271-2091
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/fld.4835

Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
SFB 1357 MikroplastikSFB1357
TRR 225 BiofabricationTRR 225
FOR 2688 “Instabilities, Bifurcations and Migration in Pulsatile Flows, Project number 417989940FOR 2688

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Abstract in another language

The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) combined with the immersed boundarymethod is a common tool to simulate the movement of red blood cel ls (RBCs)through blood vessels. With very few exceptions, such simulations neglect thedifference in viscosities between the hemoglobin solution inside the cells andthe blood plasma outside, although it is well known that this viscosity contrastcan severely affect cell deformation. While it is easy to change the local vis-cosity in LBM, the challenge is to distinguish whether a given lattice point isinside or outside the RBC at each time step. Here, we present a fast algorithmto solve this issue by tracking the membrane motion and computing the scalarproduct between the local surface normal and the distance vector between theclosest LBM lattice point and the surface. This approach is much faster than,for example, the ray-casting method. With the domain tracking applied, weinvestigate the shape transition of a RBC in a microchannel for different vis-cosity contrast and validate our method by comparing with boundary-integralsimulations.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: lattice Boltzmann Method; immersed boundary; viscosity contrast; red blood cell; microchannel
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics > Professor Theoretical Physics VI - Simulation and Modelling of Biofluids
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics > Professor Theoretical Physics VI - Simulation and Modelling of Biofluids > Professor Theoretical Physics VI - Simulation and Modelling of Biofluids - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Gekle
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI)
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > SFB/Transregio 225 Von den Grundlagen der Biofabrikation zu funktionalen Gewebemodellen
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > SFB 1357 - MIKROPLASTIK
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Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 07:21
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 08:24
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54977