Numerical simulations of circular particles in parallel plate channel flow using Lattice Boltzmann method

Toru Hyakutake, Takeshi Matsumoto, Shinichiro Yanase

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Simulations with Lattice Boltzmann method are conducted for particulate suspension in a plane channel flow at low and moderate Reynolds numbers to investigate blood cell behavior in microvascular flows. The simulation results for three kinds of hematocrit indicate existence of an important relationship between the Reynolds number and the variance of the particles. When the hematocrit is small, it is found that the particles are concentrated between the centerline and the wall, that is, Segré-Silberberg effect appears. As the hematocrit becomes larger, on the other hand, this effect disappears and the variance of the particles is increased. In the case of an inelastic collision, the particles which flow near the wall are increased in comparison with the case of the elastic collision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1434-1441
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Blood Cells
  • Inelastic Collision
  • Lattice Boltzmann Method
  • Microvascular Flow
  • Segré-Silberberg Effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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