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Old   March 6, 2016, 22:37
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Hi,

Does anyone have experience using FloEFD/SW Flow to determine aerodynamic/wind forces on structures/towers/components? As far as I know the k-e turbulence model is well suited for this application, and I believe FloEFD/SW Flow should be well suited for this. Just wanted to know if there are any users out there who has done this and obtained good results?

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Hi Chris,

yes, the results match very good. There are a range of applications I have seen for such cases. This one for example used FloEFD to analyze the forces and pressure coefficients on gas station roof structures:
http://phdtree.org/pdf/25907894-anal...ts-under-wind/

Unfortunately I cannot share the paper if you cannot find it somewhere on the internet.

Here is another one that doesn't show any loads but the velocity in a city model:
http://digitaleplannen.apeldoorn.nl/...16-ont1_10.pdf

I hope this helps,
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Hi Boris,

Thank you, the 1st article is helpful.

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