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Old   September 14, 2010, 06:56
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Dear foamers
i am thinking of using openfoam to simulate wind flow over terrain (to predict wind pattern at sailing events venues).
the method i thought of using is by inserting boundary conditions for different velocity and direction cases, running for a few hours and look at the stabilized wind.
1. do you think its possible
2. i am thinking of using only pressure and velocity field, no temperature, will the results be too distorted?
3. how do i generate my mesh?

4. just an attempt, has anyone done this before?
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Old   October 26, 2010, 16:48
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hey, did u do it? what was the result..i also want to do it to design a wind turbine..
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Old   October 26, 2010, 16:56
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have u tried the actuator disk tutorial in 1.7 wind solver??
It can be found here :
OpenFOAM-1.7.x/tutorials/incompressible/simpleWindFoam

it has simulation of 2 wind turbines on 2 hills with wind blowing.
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Old   October 26, 2010, 17:25
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sorry but i never got to doing it (not with openfoam)
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