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wind turbine possible?

Question asked by Damir Galic on May 23, 2020
Latest reply on May 23, 2020 by Damir Galic

Is it possible to simulate wind turbine flow correctly with solidworks?

I managed to somehow get reasonable results by using static wind turbine. Then I used "wall motion" and got somehow questionable results.

But I assume motion of the propeller needs to be taken into account. So if I add motion the speed of the blade tip is faster then the wind meaning it's slowing down itself. Then I change angle of the blade to get somehow similar speed and I get basically 1-2kW of power from 18m diameter wind turbine at 5m/s wind speeds.

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