RANS Simulation ADM of the NREL Phase VI wind turbine modeled as MHK Turbine


Attached are the .cas and .dat files for the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulation of a single lab-scaled DOE RM1 turbine implemented in ANSYS FLUENT CFD-package.

In this case study the flow field around and in the wake of the NREL Phase VI wind turbine, modeled is MHK turbine, is simulated using Actuator Disk Model (ADM) (a.k.a Porous Media) by solving RANS equations coupled with a turbulence closure model. It should be highlighted that in this simulation the actual geometry of the rotor blade is not modeled. The effect of turbine rotating blades are modeled using the Actuator Disk Theory (see the stated section of attached M.Sc. thesis for more details).

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DOE Project Name: Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center
DOE Project Number: GO18179
DOE Project Lead: Jim Ahlgrimm
DOI: 10.15473/1420431
Last Updated: a year ago
Data from June, 2016
Submitted Jun 9, 2016


University of Washington



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Teymour Javaherchi
University of Washington NNMREC


MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, RANS, Simulation, CFD, Actuator Disk Model, Tidal, Porous Media, Turbine, computational fluid dynamics, horizontal, axis, axial, HAHT, technology, ADM, actuator disk, model, numerical, analysis, analyses, wind, RM1, reference model, rotor, flow, modeling, Reynolds, Navier-Stokes, CEC, axial flow turbine, wind turbine, NNMREC, PMEC


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