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Simulating rotation as a result of flow

Question asked by Segun Oshin on Jan 5, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2015 by Jared Conway

Hi, I have a question regarding Flow Simulation in SW. I am new to it so I'm trying to get an understanding of what is possible.


Suppose I have a water turbine design and I want to find out how good my design is - Is it possible to simulate the rotation speed of the turbine given various velocities of water through the turbine? Is it possible to actually simulate rotation at all? In the tutorials I have found so far, the user would *set it up* to rotate and give it a direction, as opposed to having it rotate *as a result of* the flow. Is this even possible with any of the CFD analysis software currently available?