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Old   August 24, 2012, 14:13
Default Turbulent dissipation rate effect turbine torque??
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I want to know turbulent dissipation rate (specific dissipation rate) effect.

I am simulating a horizontal wind turbine using the K-epsilon turbulence and sst k omega turbulence model.

when i see the torque result of the simulation, i know that the results is very different from the reference.
(especially, K epsilon turbulence)

As you know, there are a lot of turbulence boundary condition.

I use the turbulence intensity and turbulence viscosity ratio.

When I input the large viscosity ratio, it makes the dissipation rate small according to the formula; vice versa.

( you can see the formula )

So, I knew the dissipation rate effects turbine torque.

But I think that specific dissipation rate in K omega model doesn't effect the result in comparison with the k epsilon model.

Is that true??

In conclusion, I want to know the two things.

first, How does the dissipation rate effect the wind turbine torque?

second, is it true that SST K omega turbulence model is not sensitive to the dissipation rate in comparison with K-epsilon model?

(in K-omega model, specific dissipation rate!)

I am waiting for the kind response.
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