On End-Wall Corner Vortices in a Lid-Driven Cavity

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T. P. Chiang, Robert R. Hwang, W. H. Sheu

Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, 73 Chou-Shan Rd., Taipei, Taiwan

J. Fluids Eng 119(1), 201-204 (Mar 01, 1997) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2819111 History: Received May 24, 1996; Revised September 18, 1996; Online December 04, 2007


We conducted a flow simulation to study the laminar flow in a three-dimensional rectangular cavity. The ratio of cavity depth to width is 1:1, and the span to width aspect ratio (SAR) is 3:1. The governing equations defined on staggered grids were solved in a transient context by using a finite volume method, in conjunction with a segregated solution algorithm. Of the most apparent manifestation of three-dimensional characteristics, we addressed in this study the formation of corner vortices and its role in aiding the transport of fluid flows in the primary eddy and the secondary eddies.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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