Progress in the understanding of the fluctuating lattice Boltzmann equation

Burkhard Dünweg, Ulf D Schiller, Anthony J.C. Ladd

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We give a brief account of the development of methods to include thermal fluctuations into lattice Boltzmann algorithms. Emphasis is put on our recent work [B. Dünweg, U.D. Schiller, A.J.C. Ladd, Phys. Rev. E 76 (2007) 036704] which provides a clear understanding in terms of statistical mechanics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-608
Number of pages4
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Detailed balance
  • Langevin equation
  • Lattice Boltzmann
  • Monte Carlo
  • Thermal fluctuations

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