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CaoimhinOC December 15, 2011 10:39

Modelling the Wind Resource in ANSYS
Hi guys, I am completely new to CFD.

I have acquired the ANSYS packages CFX, FLUENT, Mechanical, STRUCTURAL etc.

I am currently undertaking research into modelling the offshore wind resource and will be taking into account surface roughness, atm. stability etc.

It has come to my attention that there is also a package called Windmodeller also supplied by ANSYS.

I am just wondering does anybody know whether I will require this package with what I aim to do

Thanks in advance

karthickeyan December 16, 2011 06:42

for modelling
for modelling you required any profile generator. if u r having profile u can do it with fluent

k_k December 16, 2011 07:34


It really depends on the complexity of the problem and the users experience with CFD. Windmodeller is a frontend to ANSYS CFX which is designed for new CFD users in wind farm simulation area. It can do quite a lot terrain data-mesh-solve-report with a easy GUI. The same stuff can be done with out windmodeller but might be not quite straight forward and needs experience.

ocean.herb August 1, 2012 23:54

how to get the windmodeller?
Hi, guys. Would you tell me how to get the windmodeller? thanks in advance

vikramaditya91 August 8, 2012 07:22

use fluent
i have decent experience in calculating the lift and drag coefficients which are significant in selection of airfoils for VAWTs. first you plot the airfoil in the workbench, then draw a bigger box(its surroundings). using boolean operations remove the airfoil. and using fluent you can analyse it. i chose 2d because it was faster and easier

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