Separated flow in a driven trapezoidal cavity

Joseph H. Darr, S. P. Vanka

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Numerical solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations governing shear flow in a trapezoidal enclosure have been obtained at fine grid resolutions using an efficient multigrid calculation procedure. The effects of flow Reynolds number and wall boundary conditions are studied in detail. Interesting flow patterns are observed to develop, especially at high Reynolds numbers. To the author's knowledge, such a flow development has not been reported previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-392
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Fluids A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Engineering(all)


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