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INTRODUCTION
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Bluebottle is a GPU-centric finite-difference incompressible Navier-Stokes flow
solver coupled with the Physalis method for fully resolving spherical particles
dispersed throughout the flow. It is a research code being developed by Adam
Sierakowski (sierakowski@jhu.edu) under the supervision of Prof. Andrea
Prosperetti at the Johns Hopkins University.

Bluebottle is capable of simulating particle-laden fluid flows in configurations
ranging from particles in Stokes flow to flows at moderate Reynolds number.
Since particles are fully resolved within the flow solver, Bluebottle accurately
captures the physical behavior of these fluid flows at arbitrary particle volume
fraction. Bluebottle has been used to investigate particle behavior in channel
flows, shear flows, sedimentation, and other canonical situations with up to
8,000 particles in domains consisting of over 30-million degrees of freedom on a
single GPU.

Constructed with the primary goal of bringing to bear the power inherent in
today's GPU hardware on particle flow physics simulations, Bluebottle has been
shown to operate up to 100 times faster than a legacy CPU implementation.

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OBTAINING BLUEBOTTLE
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Bluebottle has been released under the Apache License, Version 2.0, and it is
available for download at http://github.com/groundcherry/bluebottle.

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INSTALLING BLUEBOTTLE
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For installation instructions, see the accompanying INSTALL document.

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BLUEBOTTLE DOCUMENTATION
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The most recent documentation can be found on the Bluebottle Wiki at
http://lucan.me.jhu.edu.

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QUESTIONS AND BUG REPORTS
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Bluebottle is an academic research code being actively developed. Should you
have any questions about the code, please search the Bluebottle Wiki at
http://lucan.me.jhu.edu first. If you cannot find an answer there, or you would
like to submit a bug report, you may do so using the Bluebottle Github Issues 
service at http://github.com/groundcherry/bluebottle/issues.
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