Stationary Incompressible Flow over a Backstep

Application ID: 94

This tutorial model solves the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in a backstep geometry using the Laminar Flow interface. A characteristic feature of fluid flow in geometries of this kind is the recirculation region that forms where the flow exits the narrow inlet region. The model clearly demonstrates the formation of such a region, which is best displayed by visualizing the flow streamlines.

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

CFD Module