This is part of a series of simple Java applets that I wrote in 2004 when I was doing a computational physics subject. There’s nothing too pretty here, just proof-of-concept sort of stuff. The source is included if you want to play around with any of the applets.
In this project we consider the flow of a viscous, incompressible fluid in two dimensions. A thorough description of fluid flow can be very challenging (especially when turbulence is involved), so we are careful to choose a situation where the physics is fairly simple. The situation we wish to consider is that of a rectangular plate placed in the path of a flowing fluid (such as water to a good approximation). This is depicted in Figure 1.
You can view the full report here
You can run the applet here