turbinesFoam is a library for simulating wind and marine hydrokinetic turbines in OpenFOAM using the actuator line method.
This library is in development and is not yet fully functional. See the issue tracker for more details. Pull requests are encouraged!
Also be sure to check out the development snapshot videos on YouTube.
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, submitted to Wind Energy
How to cite
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).
Interpolation, Gaussian projection, and vector rotation functions adapted from NREL's SOWFA.