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Title: RANS Simulation VBM of Single Lab Scaled DOE RM1 MHK Turbine

Abstract

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. The lab-scaled DOE RM1 is a re-design geometry, based of the full scale DOE RM1 design, producing same power output as the full scale model, while operating at matched Tip Speed Ratio values at reachable laboratory Reynolds number (see attached paper). In this case study the flow field around and in the wake of the lab-scaled DOE RM1 turbine is simulated using Blade Element Model (a.k.a Virtual Blade Model [VBM]) by solving RANS equations coupled with k-\omega 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 Blade Element Theory. This simulation provides an accurate estimate for the performance of device and structure of it's turbulent far wake. Due to the simplifications implemented for modeling the rotating blades in this model, VBM is limited to capture details of the flow field in near wake region of the device. The required User Defined Functions (UDFs) and look-up table of lift and drag coefficients aremore » included along with the .cas and .dat files.« less

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Other Number(s):
114
DOE Contract Number:  
GO18179
Product Type:
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Research Org.:
Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR); University of Washington (NNMREC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Subject:
16 Tidal and Wave Power
Keywords:
MHK; Marine; Hydrokinetic; energy; power; RANS; CFD; Simulation; Experiment; Tidal; Validation; Experimental; computational fluid dynamics; horizontal; axis; turbine; axial; technology; HAHT; model; RM1; rotor; reference model; VBM; virtual blade
OSTI Identifier:
1420430
DOI:
10.15473/1420430

Citation Formats

Javaherchi, Teymour, Stelzenmuller, Nick, Aliseda, Alberto, and Seydel, Joseph. RANS Simulation VBM of Single Lab Scaled DOE RM1 MHK Turbine. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.15473/1420430.
Javaherchi, Teymour, Stelzenmuller, Nick, Aliseda, Alberto, & Seydel, Joseph. RANS Simulation VBM of Single Lab Scaled DOE RM1 MHK Turbine. United States. doi:10.15473/1420430.
Javaherchi, Teymour, Stelzenmuller, Nick, Aliseda, Alberto, and Seydel, Joseph. 2014. "RANS Simulation VBM of Single Lab Scaled DOE RM1 MHK Turbine". United States. doi:10.15473/1420430. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1420430. Pub date:Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2014
@article{osti_1420430,
title = {RANS Simulation VBM of Single Lab Scaled DOE RM1 MHK Turbine},
author = {Javaherchi, Teymour and Stelzenmuller, Nick and Aliseda, Alberto and Seydel, Joseph},
abstractNote = {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. The lab-scaled DOE RM1 is a re-design geometry, based of the full scale DOE RM1 design, producing same power output as the full scale model, while operating at matched Tip Speed Ratio values at reachable laboratory Reynolds number (see attached paper). In this case study the flow field around and in the wake of the lab-scaled DOE RM1 turbine is simulated using Blade Element Model (a.k.a Virtual Blade Model [VBM]) by solving RANS equations coupled with k-\omega 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 Blade Element Theory. This simulation provides an accurate estimate for the performance of device and structure of it's turbulent far wake. Due to the simplifications implemented for modeling the rotating blades in this model, VBM is limited to capture details of the flow field in near wake region of the device. The required User Defined Functions (UDFs) and look-up table of lift and drag coefficients are included along with the .cas and .dat files.},
doi = {10.15473/1420430},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {4}
}

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