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Computation Of Incompressible Flow Over Three-dimensional Cavities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM000121

Volume

29

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

849 kb

Author(s)

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

Abstract

This paper investigates unsteady incompressible flow over cavities. Previous research in incompressible cavity-flow has included flow inside and past a 2- dimensional cavity, and flow inside a 3-dimensional cavity, driven by a moving lid. The present research is focused on incompressible flow past a 3-dimensional cavity. This involves the complex interaction between the external flow and the re-circulating flow within the cavity. A CFD approach, based on the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations for 3- dimensional incompressible flow, was used in the study. The cavity was assumed to be rectangular in geometry, and the flow was assumed to be laminar with a varying Reynolds number. Typical results of the computation are presented. These results reveal some useful and interesting flow phenomena, such as the Taylor-Goitler longitudinal (TGL) vortices and Kelvin-Helmho

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