Modeling epidemics by the lattice Boltzmann method

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In this paper, we demonstrate that the lattice Boltzmann method can be successfully adopted to investigate the dynamics of epidemics. Numerical simulations prove the excellent accuracy properties of the approach, which recovers the solution of the popular SIR model. Because spatial effects are naturally accounted for in the lattice Boltzmann formulation, the present scheme appears to be more competitive than traditional solution procedures. Interestingly, it allows us to simulate scenarios characterized by selective lockdown configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023301
Pages (from-to)023301
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2020


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