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OpenLB Release 1.3: Open Source Lattice Boltzmann Code

Krause, M.J.; Avis, S.; Dapelo, D.; Hafen, N.; Haußmann, M.; Gaedtke, M.; Klemens, F.; Kummerländer, A.; Maier, M.-L.; Mink, A.; Ross-Jones, J.; Simonis, S.; Trunk, R.

The OpenLB project provides a C++ package for the implementation of lattice Boltzmann methods (LBM) that is general enough to address a vast range of tansport problems, e.g. in computational fluid dynamics. The source code is publicly available and constructed in a well readable, modular way. This enables for a fast implementation of both simple academic test problems and advanced engineering applications. It is also easily extensible to include new physical content.

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meta descriptor concept, homogenised lattice Boltzmann method, free energy model, many new examples, C++ 14 standard in now mandatory, compatibility tested on MacOS X clang 1001.0.46.4, Windows 10 Bash Debian WSL gcc 6.3.0, Linux with gcc 5.4 and higher, clang 5.0.2 and higher and Intel 18.0.3 and higher, OpenMPI 1.8 and higher, Intel MPI 5.0 and higher

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