Lattice-gas automata methods for engineering

M. J. Biggs*, S. J. Humby

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Modern lattice-gas automata (LGA) methods have now existed since the mid-1980s. They have been widely used in a non-engineering context to study multiphase systems, reactive flows, flow and reaction within porous media and turbulence. LGA methods for simple fluids have now developed to a point where they may be applied with confidence in an engineering context. Application of LGA in an engineering context to complex fluids such as immiscible mixtures and emulsions can also be contemplated with some further work. In order to assist such application, the basics of LGA are outlined here along with a brief overview of current applications. Thermal LGA methods are also discussed with the hope of stimulating their development for application in an engineering context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-174
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998


  • Complex systems
  • External flow
  • Flow in porous media
  • Heat transfer
  • Internal flow
  • Lattice-gas automata
  • Multiphase flow
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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