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Wind Turbine simulation

Question asked by Bikal Adg on Apr 3, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2014 by Rich Bayless

I am trying to simulate a wind turbine using solidworks simulations. I have wind turbine assembly and  the assembly is fixed. The air of 20 mph hits the turbine in x direction. What types of boundary conditions that are needed just to know is the turbine gonna roate or not? If it rotates then how to know how much torque its gonna produce?

 

Can 20 mph air rotate the wind turbine or not? Is there anything to do with reference axis? I put velocity parameter and velocity in x direction at 29.33 ft/sec. I assigned external analysis type.

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