Wednesday, July 15

Modeling Complex Systems with Lattice Boltzmann Methods and Lattice Gas Automata

This minisymposium is sponsored by Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 1087

Modeling complex biological, chemical, and physical systems in the context of spatially heterogeneous mediums and complicated boundary conditions often presents a very challenging task for standard numerical methods. Alternative methods, such as Lattice Gas Automata (LGA) or Lattice Boltzmann Methods (LBM), sometimes are advantageous in large-scale computations needed for studying dynamics of complex systems. The speakers will present basic concepts behind LGA and LBM and review developments and applications. They will demonstrate the power, versatility, and usefulness of these methods by demonstrating some of their applications to complex fluid flows, geophysical problems, self-organization, and biochemical processes.

Organizer: Anna T. Lawniczak
University of Guelph, Canada
10:30 Statistical Mechanics of Multienergy Long-Range Lattice Gases Obeying Semi-Detailed Balance
Jeffrey Yepez, Phillips Laoratory, Hanscom AFB, Massachussetts
11:00 Solving Complex Fluid Flows with Discrete Boltzmann Dynamics
Chris Teixeira, Exa Corporation, Lexington, Massachusetts
11:30 Modeling Self-Organization in Living Cells Using Lattice-Gas Automata
Anna T. Lawniczak, Organizer; and Jon-Paul Voroney, University of Guelph, Canada
12:00 A Lattice Boltzmann Equation Model for Ion Movements in the Brain-Cell Microenvironment
Robert M. Miura, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; and Longxiang Dai, National Institutes of Health

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LMH Created: 3/18/98, MMD Updated: 5/28/98