I am using Ubuntu 20.04LTS and I updated Basilisk before this.

    I tried manually setting the density to 1 (which I think is the default value) in examples/karman.c and including it in the expression for the viscosity, but I experinced a problem.

    I added to the top of the file:
    const double rho_value = 1.;
    const scalar rhoc[] = rho_value;

    and to main():
    rho = rhoc;

    In “event properties”, when I added rhoc[] to the expression for the viscosity:
    muv.x[] = fm.x[]*rhoc[]*0.125/Reynolds;
    I think I did not notice any difference. But, when I added rho[]:
    muv.x[] = fm.x[]*rho[]*0.125/Reynolds;
    I think that the difference is obvious.

    According to this, “rho” is not equal to “rhoc” and hence is not equal to 1? Also, the value for the density that I manually set is different than the default one?

    I also added a movie for “rho”. I also saw artefacts similar to the ones I previously reported in:
    so maybe the artefacts in “omega” are caused by artefacts in “rho”.

    Did I make a mistake or did I encounter a bug? Based on this and on the previous report about setting the viscosity:
    results obtained with Basilisk could be questionable. It looks to me that both the density and the viscosity cannot be set to desired values.

    Bénard–von Kármán Vortex Street for flow around a cylinder at Re=160

    An example of 2D viscous flow around a simple solid boundary. Fluid is injected to the left of a channel bounded by solid walls with a slip boundary condition. A passive tracer is injected in the bottom half of the inlet.

    Animation of the vorticity field.

    Animation of the tracer field.

    We use the centered Navier-Stokes solver, with embedded boundaries and advect the passive tracer f.

    #include "embed.h"
    #include "navier-stokes/centered.h"
    // #include "navier-stokes/perfs.h"
    #include "tracer.h"
    scalar f[];
    scalar * tracers = {f};
    double Reynolds = 160.;
    int maxlevel = 9;
    face vector muv[];
    const double rho_value = 1.; //ADDED///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    const scalar rhoc[] = rho_value; //ADDED///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    The domain is eight units long, centered vertically.

    int main() {
      L0 = 8.;
      origin (-0.5, -L0/2.);
      N = 512;
      mu = muv;
      rho = rhoc; //ADDED//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    When using bview we can interactively control the Reynolds number and maximum level of refinement.

      display_control (Reynolds, 10, 1000);
      display_control (maxlevel, 6, 12);

    We set a constant viscosity corresponding to a Reynolds number of 160, based on the cylinder diameter (0.125) and the inflow velocity (1).

    event properties (i++)
    //    muv.x[] = fm.x[]*0.125/Reynolds; //DEFAULT///////////////////////////////////////////////////
    //    muv.x[] = fm.x[]*rhoc[]*0.125/Reynolds; //OPTION_1///////////////////////////////////////////
        muv.x[] = fm.x[]*rho[]*0.125/Reynolds; //OPTION_2////////////////////////////////////////////

    The fluid is injected on the left boundary with a unit velocity. The tracer is injected in the lower-half of the left boundary. An outflow condition is used on the right boundary.

    u.n[left]  = dirichlet(1.);
    p[left]    = neumann(0.);
    pf[left]   = neumann(0.);
    f[left]    = dirichlet(y < 0);
    u.n[right] = neumann(0.);
    p[right]   = dirichlet(0.);
    pf[right]  = dirichlet(0.);

    The top and bottom walls are free-slip and the cylinder is no-slip.

    u.n[embed] = fabs(y) > 0.25 ? neumann(0.) : dirichlet(0.);
    u.t[embed] = fabs(y) > 0.25 ? neumann(0.) : dirichlet(0.);
    event init (t = 0)

    The domain is the intersection of a channel of width unity and a circle of diameter 0.125.

      solid (cs, fs, intersection (intersection (0.5 - y, 0.5 + y),
    			       sq(x) + sq(y) - sq(0.125/2.)));

    We set the initial velocity field.

        u.x[] = cs[] ? 1. : 0.;

    We check the number of iterations of the Poisson and viscous problems.

    event logfile (i++)
      fprintf (stderr, "%d %g %d %d\n", i, t, mgp.i, mgu.i);

    We produce animations of the vorticity and tracer fields…

    event movies (i += 4; t <= 15.)
      scalar omega[], m[];
      vorticity (u, omega);
        m[] = cs[] - 0.5;
      output_ppm (omega, file = "vort.mp4", box = {{-0.5,-0.5},{7.5,0.5}},
    	      min = -10, max = 10, linear = true, mask = m);
      output_ppm (f, file = "f.mp4", box = {{-0.5,-0.5},{7.5,0.5}},
    	      linear = false, min = 0, max = 1, mask = m);
      output_ppm (rho, file = "rho.mp4", box = {{-0.5,-0.5},{7.5,0.5}}, //ADDED////////////////////////
    	      min = 0, max = 2, linear = true, mask = m); //ADDED//////////////////////////////////

    We adapt according to the error on the embedded geometry, velocity and tracer fields.

    event adapt (i++) {
      adapt_wavelet ({cs,u,f}, (double[]){1e-2,3e-2,3e-2,3e-2}, maxlevel, 4);

    See also