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Old   May 7, 2021, 06:00
Default Actuator Disk for rotating fan simulation
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Hello everyone,

I'm quite new on CFD and especially OpenFOAM, that is why I'm requesting your help and advices.

I'm aiming to simulate a fan (actually a wind machine that is like big fan at a small wind turbine size: 10m height and blade span of 5m). I have planned to use Actuator Disk method to model my wind machine but to have a complete model of it, I would like to add the rotating speed of the WM. Indeed, the wind machine rotates on itself by 360 on and on and on.

I was thinking of using AMI but I don't know if I can actually apply it to an actuator disk or if there is a simpliest way to achieve to add the motion to my wind machine. I haven't found anything on rotating/oscillating fan, I only found topics about wind turbine and static fan.

Thank you for your help,
Looking forward your answers

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