Penalty-finite-element analysis of 3-D Navier-Stokes equations Academic Article uri icon


  • The steady-state Navier-Stokes equations in three dimensions are solved by a penalty-finite-element method for the problems of wall-driven cavity flow in a cubical box and natural convection in a cubical cavity subjected to differential side heating. The present solutions are compared with recent finite-difference solutions of the wall-driven cavity problem for Reynolds numbersRE = 100 and 400. The agreement is found to be very good. © 1982.

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 45

publication date

  • October 1982