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Old   August 2, 2013, 03:33
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Hello,

I am learning OpenFOAM for my master thesis. I will be doing wake effect analysis of the wind turbines by using actuator disc model. Since I am kind of new in cfd and in OpenFOAM do you have any tutorial (apart from the tutorials in the user guide) that you can offer related with actuator disc model which explains step by step how to do it?

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old   August 14, 2013, 11:49
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Hello,

I am learning OpenFOAM for my master thesis. I will be doing wake effect analysis of the wind turbines by using actuator disc model. Since I am kind of new in cfd and in OpenFOAM do you have any tutorial (apart from the tutorials in the user guide) that you can offer related with actuator disc model which explains step by step how to do it?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Ive been simulating actuator disks in Fluent using ICEM for the meshing for a couple months now, but now my research advisor is thinking about not paying for the ridiculous license fee for ANSYS. So im in the same boat trying to learn how to use OpenFoam.

I literally just found this paper that explains implementing an actuator disk in OpenFoam; however i see that the link for downloading the files for OpenFoam listed in the paper aren't working. But here is a link to the paper anyway.

http://www.tfd.chalmers.se/~hani/kur...ningReport.pdf

I am going to be searching for these files and will post them if I found it or anything else useful for actuator disks in OpenFoam. If you find anything let me know too.
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Old   August 14, 2013, 14:10
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Hey sadiloglu,

I found the actuator disk example from the Erik Svenning paper I posted in my previous post so here it is. I am also posting a link to another topic thread that discusses using the fan boundary condition in OpenFoam 1.5.

http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/openfoam-solving/57907-fan-type-bc-of15.html

I'm personally using 2.2 so I dont know if there are any differences or changes that need to be added. I have been able to run blockMesh successfully, however I can't view the mesh in paraFoam. And I get errors when trying to run icoFoam or simpleFoam of the example.

If you figure anything out or anyone else for that matter please let me know and I will do the same!

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