Linear instability analysis of incompressible flow over a cuboid cavity

Qiong Liu, Francisco Jose Gomez Carrasco, Vassilis Theofilis

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Direct numerical simulations are performed to analyze the three-dimensional instability of flows over three-dimensional cavities. The flow structures at different Reynolds numbers are investigated by using the spectral-element solver nek5000. As the Reynolds number increasing, the lateral wall effects become more important, the recirculation zone shrinks, the front vortex increases and the flow structure inside of the cavity becomes more complex. Results show that the flow bifurcates from a steady state to an oscillatory regime beyond a value of Reynolds number Re = 1100
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia IUTAM: Special Issue for the 8th IUTAM-ABCM Symposium on Laminar Turbulent Transition, LTT 2014
EditorsMarcello A F Medeiros, Julio R Meneghini
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
Pages511 - 518
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIUTAM-ABCM Symposium on Laminar Turbulent Transition 2014 - Pestana Rio Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 Sept 201412 Sept 2014
Conference number: 8th


ConferenceIUTAM-ABCM Symposium on Laminar Turbulent Transition 2014
Abbreviated titleLTT 2014
CityRio de Janeiro
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