overshot waterwheel simulation

tsblue
2006-01-08
2013-04-09
  • tsblue

    tsblue - 2006-01-08

    Do you know of anyone who has attempted CFD simulation of an overshot waterwheel? Simulation problems for such are similar to Pelton turbines - free surfaces, rotating boundaries, air entrapment, secondary flows, pressure drops, wetting, pulse movement, etc). Is there an expectation that openFlower could develop to this functionality?

    Thanks!

    tsblue

     
    • Alexandre Chatelain

      Hi,
      At the moment, the capabilities that are needed for such computational studies are not implemented in OpenFlower : two-phase flows (VOF or other), rotating boundaries...

      In the near future, I expect to develop a capability to take into account moving boundaries inside a computational domain, such as rotating elements, propellers, valves...

      VortexFlow

       

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