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Amer June 3, 2008 21:03

CFD product for wind engineering research
 
Can anybody telling me the best cfd software for wind engineering research (such as FLUENT and CFX)

Sam June 4, 2008 14:42

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
STAR-CCM+

Rudresh June 5, 2008 11:18

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
Clearly specify, for which application you need the CFD solver.Is it for simulationg the winds/ wind turbine rotors.


John Parry June 6, 2008 12:28

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
Depends very much on what you want to do with it, what kind of processing power you have at your disposal and the depth of your knowledge of CFD. EFD can handle rotating fans and external aerodynamics.

Balduin Bankerotti June 6, 2008 16:02

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
EDF can handle "steady state" rotating fans using "multiple frames of reference".

What about the dynamic load when the blade is passing the tower?


Amer June 7, 2008 06:14

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
Actually, i'm totally new to CFD. Know nothing, but my research in civil engineering dealing with wind induced motion for tall building.....

Alex June 7, 2008 11:40

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
and what do you mean by external aerodynamics?

John Chawner June 9, 2008 09:05

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
Amer:

The Applied Research Group at Intelligent Light (makers of FieldView) has significant expertise in wind turbines. I suggest you contact them. See their web site, www.ilight.com.

Adrin June 9, 2008 18:01

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research-----
 
Again, it's not exactly clear what you want out of this research. But based on the short description, I'd say this is a Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) problem and not just a simple "steady state" CFD (of course it depends on the flow regime and the building structure). Is this a MS or PhD project?

adrin

Amer June 15, 2008 22:21

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research-----
 
PhD..but my problem is my self and my supervisor also not really known in this field, that why i'm stress now. Yes wind(fluid) structure interaction. The reason i send here is because to buy the software.

Amer June 15, 2008 22:24

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
thanks

sam July 16, 2008 01:27

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
GridPro gives the best grids possible for Wind turbine blade design,and it can be automated.

Aero75 July 30, 2008 05:33

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
Hi Sam,

Sounds interesting. Can you show an example of a mesh around a wind turbine rotor?

Best regards

Aero75

Sam July 30, 2008 09:02

Re: CFD product for wind engineering research
 
Hi ,

I can send you a ppt of the grids if you can give me you email id and your details.

sam


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