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Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Pitch Control while using 6DOF

    • MechEng21
      Subscriber

      I am working on VAWT pitch control, I would like to simulate a turbine with pitch control without having to specify a global angular velocity for the turbine. I am trying to use an UDF to tell fluent how to pitch the turbine blades while also allowing fluent to determine the angular velocity change as a result of the specified flow conditions, the moment of inertia, and the pitching udf. I have unsuccessfully tried to access the angular velocity text file that 6dof can create through using the DT_OMEGA_CG macro, in an attempt to drive the pitching motion of the turbines' blades. I am unsure how to approach this problem or if this is even possible to do in fluent. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am relatively new to fluent and I'm not experienced enough to understand the program's capabilities.

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee
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