Cessation of the lid-driven cavity flow of Newtonian and Bingham fluids
Georgiou, G. C.
Alexandrou, Andreas N.
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We provide benchmark results for a transient variant of the lid-driven cavity problem, where the lid motion is suddenly stopped and the flow is left to decay under the action of viscosity. Results include Newtonian as well as Bingham flows, the latter having finite cessation times, for Reynolds numbers Re ∈ [1, 1000] and Bingham numbers Bn ∈ [0, 10]. The finite-volume method and Papanastasiou regularisation were employed. A combination of Re and Bn, the effective Reynolds number, is shown to convey more information about the flow than either Re or Bn alone. A time scale which characterises the flow independently of the geometry and flow parameters is proposed. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.