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Reply To: D2Q9 TRT Lid driven cavity flow


Hi Alex

Your implementation seems to be correct. Also the fact that setting \tau_s = \tau_a yields the BGK solution is a good sign.

The specific values for the magic parameter \Lambda = (\tau_s – 0.5)*(\tau_a – 0.5) mentioned in the literature are a typical result for certain flow types and Reynolds number regimes.

If your code is supposed to run at high Reynolds numbers, I suggest you try different (smaller or much smaller) values for \Lambda, since it is connected to the Reynolds number via \tau_s. For high Reynolds numbers, the magnitude of \tau_a is way too large with a fixed \Lambda=0.25. Maybe try a few decimal digits below that, e.g. \Lambda=0.0025 and work your way up.

With the calibration of \tau_a through a smaller \Lambda, you should obtain stable results. In case this does not work, fix \tau_a=1 and try again.

If you encounter any special results (highly increased stability, or none at all), please let me know.

Anyway, good luck with your tests.


PS: A similar question was posted and answered about two month ago: