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Old   August 26, 2013, 06:31
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Hi dear experts,

I am going to simulate a mini horizontal axis wind turbine with Ansys CFX. The analysis will be both aerodynamic and structural.(two way FSI) my problem is that I do not know about the aerodynamic configuration of this problem. I doubt about the settings of the two domains(stationary and rotating). how should be the BCs?
another problem is definition of angular velocity of rotating domain , as the wind turbine rotates due to the linear wind speed that passes through the rotor blades. how should I define the angular velocity?

any further guideline is appreciated.

thanks in advance.

Ali

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any opinion is helpful, please write your suggestions....

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What are you doing the FSI for? Is the structure deforming or is this to get the device operation speed?
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hi ghorrocks,

I wanna simulate both aerodynamic effects and deformations in the structure due to the wind speed. both the rotor rotational speed and deformation of the structure is important for me.

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There is a lot of new stuff for blade flutter in turbomachinery in CFX V15. A beta version is currently available. Talk to CFX support about access to it.
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Thank you Glenn for the reply,

But what about the setup configuration for rotating blade, the boundary conditions, domains, etc.?
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Old   August 28, 2013, 07:18
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Ignoring the FSI - Rotating blades are just straight forward rotating machinery, the boundary conditions don't sound any different to the usual and the domains are elementary. There are tutorials and best practises guides which show how all this is done.

But adding deformation will make it much more complex. The new blade flutter stuff looks relevant, so I strongly recommend you look at getting the new beta CFX V15.
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