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Paul.M July 15, 2013 05:58

Beginner on OpenFoam
 
Hi,
I am a beginner on OpenFoam and new to CFD entirely as my only previous experience is preforming 2D analysis on an airfoil section in Ansys CFX over the last 4 weeks.
I currently have 6 weeks left to preform 3D analysis on a wind turbine. So far i have OpenFoam 2.2.0 installed on ubunto 11 via VirtualBox. I have been attempting tutorials and so far my understanding is that I must copy a suitable tutorial file that is similar to my requirements and edit the files within?? I am completly lost where to begin and how to operate OpenFoam to this extent. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mirage12 July 15, 2013 08:13

1. step
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/comflics?feature=watch enjoy:)

Paul.M July 15, 2013 08:24

Thanks a million :)

pbachant August 24, 2013 16:28

It's been almost six weeks now. How are things coming along? The propeller tutorial is probably the closest to a wind turbine.

Paul.M August 26, 2013 04:56

Hi,
I have stopped working with OpenFoam for the meanwhile due to my laptop not being powerful enough to run it effectively and the lack of free computers within the college. Instead I have turned to using CFX and ICEM to mesh and solve the problem at hand. I hope to return to OpenFoam in the near future however. :)


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