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Jenny May 3, 2005 22:29

Modelling Wind Turbines
 
Has anyone had experience with modelling 3D wind turbines? I am currently grappling with MRF vs sliding mesh and whether I use a rotating cylindrical mesh plus rotating blades, or keep the blades stationary and have a swirl component in the inital boundary conditions to simulate the wind.

Does anyone have experience on this? or able to point me to some good references?

This has to be a 3D problem, as my blades are not horizontal to the axis.

Thanks in advance.

Jenny


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