Lid-Driven Cavity

Application ID: 62331


This example demonstrates how to define the lid-driven cavity benchmark in the field of computational fluid dynamics. In the model setup, a 2D square cavity has a tangentially moving wall that induces a large vortex in the center of the cavity, and small vortices in the corners. The results show the velocity field for different values of the Reynolds number. The velocity profile and size and location of the vortices are compared to a paper by Ghia et al.

Learn more in this related blog post: How to Solve a Classic CFD Benchmark: The Lid-Driven Cavity Problem

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

COMSOL Multiphysics®