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Numerical Simulation of Incompressible Laminar Flow over Three-Dimensional Rectangular Cavities

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H. Yao, R. K. Cooper, S. Raghunathan

School of Aeronautical Engineering, Queens University Belfast, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, BT9 5AG, UK

J. Fluids Eng 126(6), 919-927 (Mar 11, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845531 History: Received September 13, 2003; Revised July 07, 2004; Online March 11, 2005
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Geometry of the rectangular half-span cavity used for computation
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Grid structures for computation
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Velocity vectors on the y-z planes at x=0.6, for flow in a 3D lid-driven rectangular cavity, with D/L=1,W/L=3, and Re=1,500,t=246. The results are in good agreement with those predicted in 16
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Instantaneous velocity vectors on the x-z plane at y=0.2, for laminar flow past a 3D open deep rectangular cavity at t=274
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Instantaneous cross flow fields on the y-z plane at x=0.6, for laminar flow past a 3D open deep rectangular cavity, at t=274
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Instantaneous flow fields on the x-y plane at z=0.99, for laminar flow past a 3D open deep rectangular cavity, at t=274,Re=3000
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Instantaneous vorticity contours on the x-z plane at y=0.2, for laminar flow past a 3D open deep rectangular cavity, with three boundary layer thicknesses (δ) at upstream lip of cavity, Re=10,000,t=288
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Instantaneous cross flow velocity vectors on the y-z plane at x=0.8, for laminar flow past a 3D open deep rectangular cavity, with two boundary layer thicknesses (δ) at upstream lip of cavity, Re=10,000,t=288
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Instantaneous flow fields, for laminar flow past a 3D open shallow rectangular cavity with D/L=0.5 and Re=3000, at t=204
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Instantaneous flow fields on x-z planes, for laminar flow past a 3D open shallow rectangular cavity with D/L=0.25 and Re=3000, at t=204
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Instantaneous flow fields on x-z planes, for laminar flow past a 3D open shallow rectangular cavity with D/L=0.25 and Re=10,000, at t=80
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Instantaneous cross flow velocity vectors on y-z planes, for laminar flow past a 3D open shallow rectangular cavity with D/L=0.25 and Re=10,000, at t=204

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