Effect of Boundary Condition History on the Symmetry Breaking Bifurcation of Wall-Driven Cavity Flows

  • Cho, Ji-Ryong (Department of Mechanical and A utomotive Engineering, Inje University)
  • Published : 2005.11.01


A symmetry breaking nonlinear fluid flow in a two-dimensional wall-driven square cavity taking symmetric boundary condition after some transients has been investigated numerically. It has been shown that the symmetry breaking critical Reynolds number is dependent on the time history of the boundary condition. The cavity has at least three stable steady state solutions for Re=300-375, and two stable solutions if Re>400. Also, it has also been showed that a particular solution among several possible solutions can be obtained by a controlled boundary condition.



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