Calculating Time Integral of Torque
Posted Oct 27, 2020, 1:04 AM EDT Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Version 5.5 3 Replies
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I am working on optimization of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine by means of CFD simulation. I have been able to run my model and plot the torque exerted on the blades of the rotor by using a Time Dependent Study (see Figure 1 attached). Next thing I want to do is to compute the average torque over an interval of time so I can calculate de power coefficient of my wind turbine. I have tried to do this by integrating the Torque variable with respect to time using some built-in operators named timeint and timeavg but then my model just take too long to do this calculations and actually it never ends. Does anyone know a better way to do this or know what is my mistake?. I attached some screenshots of my way of getting the Torque values.