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Figure 1: The shear-slip layer, shown in gray, is the boundary between the stationary farfield mesh and the rotating mesh around the rotor of the wind turbine.
  
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Application: Fluid-Structure Interaction on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades
Posted Thu December 18, 2014 @09:25AM
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Application By Alp Emre Öngüt, M.Sc. and Dipl.–Ing. Norbert Hosters
Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems (CATS)
Center for Computational Engineering Science
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

At the Chair for Computational Analysis for Technical Systems (CATS) at the RWTH Aachen University, Pointwise is used as the mesh generation tool for various computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications, such as design and optimization of profile extrusion dies, simulation of blood pumps, fluid structure interaction for colloidal aggregates and aeroelastic simulation of horizontal axis wind turbines. In this article, mesh generation with Pointwise for the wind turbine application is explained.

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