# 2D Stokes Flow in a Lid-Driven Cavity

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This Demonstration illustrates the steady eddy structure in a 2D driven cavity problem (see [2] and [3]). The stream lines, which at steady state are everywhere tangent to the velocity field, are computed from the stream function () and vorticity () formulation for Stokes flow

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Contributed by: Brian G. Higgins and Housam Binous (April 2012)

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[1] H. K. Moffat, "Viscous and Resistive Eddies Near a Sharp Corner," *Journal of Fluid Mechanics*, 18, 1964 pp. 1–18.

[2] C. Pozrikidis, *Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics*, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

[3] P. N. Shankar, *Slow Viscous Flows*, London: Imperial College Press, 2007.

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