||March 23, 2011 17:30
Time step for wind turbine analysis
I am using a unsteady density based implicit solver for simulating the flow around a 50m radius wind turbine blade. The turbine rotates at 14 rpm. I would like to know if there is a specific way by which I could determine the time step size for my simulation. I started off with a low time step size 10^-5 and based on the convergence behavior, I kept increasing the size of the time step to 0.01. how do i know of the most appropriate time step size?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!