Welcome to the Lattice Boltzmann Research Group

The Lattice Boltzmann Research Group (LBRG) is an interdisciplinary research group aiming at taking advantage of novel mathematical modelling strategies and numerical methods to enable large-scale simulations as well as optimal control of fluid flows for applications in the field of process engineering. The LBRG aims at a better fundamental understanding of suspensions in general as well as for the improvement of mechanical processes and medical treatments. In particular the LBRG designs and uses models, algorithms and open source simulation tools as OpenLB always taking advantage of modern high performance computers for the simulation of e.g.

  • Particulate fluid flows
  • Thermal flows
  • Turbulent flows
  • Material transport and chemical reactive flows
  • Light transport
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Flows in porous media and complex geometries

The LBRG’s teaching and education concept is project- and research-oriented, offering for example basic programming courses, lectures on parallel computing, software tutorials and advanced seminars on particular fluid flow simulations as well as optimal control theory.
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Latest News

2021/06/01 – New team member Dennis Teutscher
He is working on the development of a virtual laboratory to visualize fluid flows and measurement data. This will allow students to experience and interact with complex processes in VR/AR. He works in the LBRG group of Dr. Mathias J. Krause. Read more


2021/05/01 – New team member Adrian Kummerländer
He is working on new approaches to efficient implementations of LBM on heterogeneous target platforms. This continues his longstanding work in OpenLB core development and LBRG, both as a student employee and with bachelor and master theses on grid refinement and LBM performance. Read more


2021/04/22 – The LBRG is awarded with the KIT faculty teaching award 2021 for the course “Projektorientiertes Softwarepraktikum“
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