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How to Master Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines

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[13 July 2011] As the demand for green energy increases, so does the amount of effort spent in the research and development of more efficient designs. Horizontal axis wind turbines have become one of the largest sources of green energy. Due to their size and interactions with the surrounding environment, experimental testing is limited and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is heavily used. However, generating CFD meshes that can accurately capture the large range of flow-scales is a major challenge. During this webinar, you will learn how to save time creating reliable meshes on the Sandia National Lab CX100 horizontal axis wind turbine using Pointwise's hybrid techniques.

Topics covered in the webinar:

  • The benefits and drawbacks of using fully structured and unstructured topologies
  • How to construct high-quality boundary layer and wake regions using extrusion techniques
  • How to reduce the effort required to create complex meshes by coupling structured and unstructured regions



Sandia CX100 Horizonta Axis Wind Turbine Hybrid Mesh Sandia CX100 Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine with Wake Resolution

Files for Download

Description Format File Name File Size [MB]
Webinar Slides PDF Pointwise-Hybrid-Meshing-Webinar-Slides.pdf 4
Hybrid Surface Meshes PW HybridMeshing-SurfaceMesh.pw 4
Hybrid Mesh (Completed) PW HybridMeshing-Completed.pw 112
Webinar Video File WMV Hybrid-Meshing-for-Wind-Turbines.wmv 170

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