In this paper, a novel lattice Boltzmann (LB) equation model is proposed to solve the fourth order nonlinear partial differential equation (NPDE). Different from existing LB models, a source distribution function is introduced to remove some unwanted terms in the nonlinear part of the equation. Hereby, the equilibrium distribution function is designed to follow the rule of Chapman–Enskog (C–E) analysis. Through the C–E procedure, the fourth order NPDE can be recovered perfectly from the proposed LB model. A series of numerical experiments have been carried out to solve some widely studied fourth order NPDEs, including the Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation, Cahn–Hilliard equation with double-well potential and a fourth order diffuse interface model with Peng–Robinson equation of state. Numerical results show that the performance of the present LB model is much better than other existing LB models.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Theoretical Computer Science