Numerical simulation of channel flow over a skewed equilateral cavity

Abanoub G. Kamel, Eman H. Haraz, Sarwat N. Hanna
2020 Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computational Mechanics  
In this paper, an incompressible, two-dimensional (2D), time-dependent, Newtonian, laminar, and internal channel fluid flow over a skewed equilateral cavity is simulated using the finite difference method (FDM) and alternating direction implicit (ADI) technique. Navier-Stokes equations are solved numerically in stream function-vorticity formulation. The goal of tackling this problem depends on its academic significance by studying the difference between lid-driven and shear-driven cavity flows
more » ... riven cavity flows in terms of the formation of Moffatt eddies at the sharp corner, also to obtain the length and intensity ratios of these counter-rotating vortices. The value of velocity components along the centerlines of the skewed cavity was revealed at low and intermediate Reynolds numbers (Re), typically (Re = 200 and 2000) at two different skew angles of mainly 30° and 45°. Likewise, the blocked-off regions' method is used to deal with the geometry of the skewed cavity especially the sharp corners. Furthermore, as Re increases, the main vortex approaches the skewed cavity center and the counter-rotating vortices get bigger in size and intensity, and their number increases. MSC 2010: 76D17, 76D05
doi:10.17512/jamcm.2020.3.03 fatcat:uk6aijcm5nee7erjutynjdlfoe