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Old   March 27, 2015, 21:13
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Does any one know how i can calculate the Drag coefficient from total force in phoenics CFD of my 3 blade horizontal axis wind turbine ? When i'm trying to calculate from the output tab in domain settings, it is asking me to give the Reference area in X, Y and Z.

I'm a bit confused about calculating area along X,Y and Z axis. can any one help me on how i can find the area ?

Blade length is 3 meter
total surface area is 5.86 square meters
No of blades 3
rotor area is 0.73 square meter.

would be grateful if you can also tel me how the power can be measured?

I'm using NACA 4412 airfoil.
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Old   March 27, 2015, 21:29
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If any one wants my model of turbine , i can send the solid works file for his/her simulation (through email). furthermore even if anyone can tell me how can i find the areas along x, y and z-axis of attached blade , than i would be grateful. I also would like to know how can the lift be calculated in phoenics.

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