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Flow in a Lid Driven Cavity at medium Reynolds number

Computational details
Short description and remarks

Short description and remarks

Flow in a Lid Driven Cavity at medium Reynolds number, starting with a fully developed solution. The flow shows a periodical behaviour, with 3 main secondary vortices moving around the walls.

This simulation is one of the oldest in the 'Virtual Album', and it is a student version!


  • Distribution of temperature/concentration via Boussinesq model

    Visualization via distribution of the temperature in the flow field, starting from the heated walls (shaded, 2.9 MB / 2.2 MB).

  • Pressure

    Visualization via pressure plots, shaded (first, 3.5 MB) and via isolines (second, 14.2 MB).

  • Streamfunction

    Visualization via streamline plots, shaded (first, 2.9 MB) and via isolines (second, 4.7 MB).

  • Velocity

    Visualization via vector plots (vectors, 10 MB).

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