New Bench-mark Results for the 2D Lid-driven Cavity Problem

  • Charles-Henri Bruneau
  • Mazen Saad
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The 2D lid-driven cavity problem is revisited for a wild range of Reynolds numbers. Accurate bench-mark results are provided for steady solutions as well as for periodic solutions around the critical Reynolds number and turbulent solutions at high Reynolds number. Data are given for Re = 103, Re = 5 x 103, Re = 104 and Re = 105. In addition, the first Hopf bifurcation is localised by a study of the linearized problem and the computation of the first Lyapunov exponent.


Reynolds Number Periodic Solution Computational Fluid Dynamics Lyapunov Exponent Hopf Bifurcation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles-Henri Bruneau
    • 1
  • Mazen Saad
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathématiques Appliquées de BordeauxUniversité Bordeaux 1TalenceFrance

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