turbinesFoam is a library for simulating wind and marine hydrokinetic turbines in OpenFOAM using the actuator line method.
Be sure to check out the development snapshot videos on YouTube.
Pull requests are very welcome! See the issue tracker for more details.
fvOptions classes for adding actuator lines and turbines constructed from
actuator lines to any compatible solver or turbulence model, e.g.,
cd $WM_PROJECT_USER_DIR git clone https://github.com/turbinesFoam/turbinesFoam.git cd turbinesFoam ./Allwmake
There are tutorials located in
Bachant, P., Goude, A., and Wosnik, M. (2016) Actuator line modeling of vertical-axis turbines. arXiv preprint 1605.01449.
How to cite
The latest release of turbinesFoam can be cited via DOI thanks to Zenodo:
This work was funded through a National Science Foundation CAREER award, principal investigator Martin Wosnik (NSF CBET 1150797, Energy for Sustainability, original program manager Geoffrey A. Prentice, current program manager Gregory L. Rorrer).
OpenFOAM is free, open source software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), developed primarily by CFD Direct, on behalf of the OpenFOAM Foundation.
Interpolation, Gaussian projection, and vector rotation functions adapted from NREL's SOWFA.