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Old   March 11, 2010, 16:20
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I have a rotor/stator/housing model that rotates around the vertical (Y) axis. I would like to measure the torque acting on the rotor blades. Is there a way by which this can be done in Fluent?
I have layered each of the rotor blades in ICEM. So, ideally, I should be able to get the torque acting on each of these blades, from FLUENT.

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Surely the torque can be calculated from the integral of the pressure on the blades times the effective radius.
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Old   March 12, 2010, 01:22
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choose moment (or torque I don't remember anymore), and set the right point for computing it. Check that the torque around Y-axis doesn't change when you set it with another point (but still on the Y-axis)
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