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Title: RANS Simulation RRF of Single Full Scale DOE RM1 MHK Turbine

Attached are the .cas and .dat files for the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulation of a single full scale DOE RM1 turbine implemented in ANSYS FLUENT CFD-package. In this case study taking advantage of the symmetry of the DOE RM1 geometry, only half of the geometry is modeled using (Single) Rotating Reference Frame model [RRF]. In this model RANS equations, coupled with k-\omega turbulence closure model, are solved in the rotating reference frame. The actual geometry of the turbine blade is included and the turbulent boundary layer along the blade span is simulated using wall-function approach. The rotation of the blade is modeled by applying periodic boundary condition to sets of plane of symmetry. This case study simulates the performance and flow field in both the near and far wake of the device at the desired operating conditions. The results of these simulations showed good agreement to the only publicly available numerical simulation of the device done in the NREL. Please see the attached paper.
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Report Number(s):
111
DOE Contract Number:
GO18179
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR); Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Collaborations:
University of Washington
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Geolocation:
POLYGON ((-116.1461 49.0625,-116.1461 31.8965,-125.6272 31.8965,-125.6272 49.0625,-116.1461 49.0625))
Subject:
16 Tidal and Wave Power; MHK; Marine; Hydrokinetic; energy; power; DOE RM1; RANS; CFD; Simulation; Turbulence; Tidal; Single Rotating Refrence model; experimental; numerical; analysis; quantitative; turbine; horizontal axis; computational fluid dynamics; horizontal; axis; axial; technology; HAHT; RRF; rotating reference frame; model; RM1; rotor; reference model
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OSTI Identifier:
1420427

Javaherchi, Teymour, Stelzenmuller, Nick, and Aliseda, Alberto. RANS Simulation RRF of Single Full Scale DOE RM1 MHK Turbine. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.15473/1420427.
Javaherchi, Teymour, Stelzenmuller, Nick, & Aliseda, Alberto. RANS Simulation RRF of Single Full Scale DOE RM1 MHK Turbine. United States. doi:10.15473/1420427.
Javaherchi, Teymour, Stelzenmuller, Nick, and Aliseda, Alberto. 2013. "RANS Simulation RRF of Single Full Scale DOE RM1 MHK Turbine". United States. doi:10.15473/1420427. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1420427.
@misc{osti_1420427,
title = {RANS Simulation RRF of Single Full Scale DOE RM1 MHK Turbine},
author = {Javaherchi, Teymour and Stelzenmuller, Nick and Aliseda, Alberto},
abstractNote = {Attached are the .cas and .dat files for the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulation of a single full scale DOE RM1 turbine implemented in ANSYS FLUENT CFD-package. In this case study taking advantage of the symmetry of the DOE RM1 geometry, only half of the geometry is modeled using (Single) Rotating Reference Frame model [RRF]. In this model RANS equations, coupled with k-\omega turbulence closure model, are solved in the rotating reference frame. The actual geometry of the turbine blade is included and the turbulent boundary layer along the blade span is simulated using wall-function approach. The rotation of the blade is modeled by applying periodic boundary condition to sets of plane of symmetry. This case study simulates the performance and flow field in both the near and far wake of the device at the desired operating conditions. The results of these simulations showed good agreement to the only publicly available numerical simulation of the device done in the NREL. Please see the attached paper.},
doi = {10.15473/1420427},
year = {2013},
month = {4} }
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