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Old   January 14, 2013, 18:52
Question Turbine model in Flow-3D?
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Hello all.

I would like to incorporate effects from a propeller in my Flow-3D model as a velocity/momentum source. This is traditionally done using a simple actuator disk model. My thinking was to build an .stl disk geometry and specify it as a baffle. However, I do not want the baffle to be a momentum sink, but rather a momentum source. Does anybody know how to do this?

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Old   January 21, 2013, 13:15
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What you want is a 'fan/impeller' component, which will be a 3-D cylindrical region that imparts momentum (including spin) to the flow. See the User Manual for details of how to set it up. Try searching the manual for fan or impeller.
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Old   January 21, 2013, 13:18
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Thanks Jeff, I'll give that a try.
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