Title: Edification in creation of Lattice Boltzmann models for materials science students

Authors: Dmytro S. Svyetlichnyy; Alexander V. Perig; Łukasz Łach; Robert Straka; Andriy Svyetlichnyy

Addresses: Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland ' Manufacturing Processes and Automation Engineering Department, Donbass State Engineering Academy, ul. Shkadinova 72, 84313 Kramatorsk, Ukraine ' Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland ' Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland ' Department of Information Technology and Systems, National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Gagarina avenue 4, 49600 Dnipro, Ukraine

Abstract: Education of new engineers is accompanied with the presentation of novel technologies. Development and optimisation of technologies is impossible without student learning of new computational methods. Theoretical complexity of computational techniques makes self-learning an extra-long and not effective. This paper is an approach that helps student to understand the whole process of development and testing of a model. The technology of selective laser melting was chosen as a sample, and the Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) was used as the main modelling tool. This paper provides practical instructions for creating the first model for a free-surface fluid flow, providing examples of desired results. Then, the paper presents some of students' results and achievements, and also compares the results received without and with the proposed learning approach. The instructions presented in this paper may be useful for beginners who are trying to self-learning LBM, because it describes operations in easily understandable language.

Keywords: Lattice Boltzmann method; LBM; additive layer manufacturing; ALM; free surface flow; computer-based education; engineering education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2019.101044

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2019 Vol.29 No.3, pp.151 - 181

Received: 02 Jan 2019
Accepted: 30 Jan 2019

Published online: 03 Jul 2019 *

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