Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2015, Page: 20-24
Study of the Computational Domain Effect on the Aerodynamic Structure Around a Savonius Wind Rotor
Sobhi Frikha, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Sfax, TUNISIA
Zied Driss, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Sfax, TUNISIA
Hedi Kchaou, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Sfax, TUNISIA
Mohamed Salah Abid, Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Sfax, TUNISIA
Received: May 18, 2015;       Accepted: May 28, 2015;       Published: May 29, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20150102.11      View  3706      Downloads  83
Abstract
This study aims to investigate the effect of the computational domain on aerodynamic characteristics of the flow around a Savonius wind rotor. For thus, we have developed a numerical simulation using CFD code. The considered numerical model is based on the resolution of the Navier-Stokes equations in conjunction with the standard k-ε turbulence model. These equations were solved by a finite volume discretization method. Particularly, we are interested to visualize the velocity field, the mean velocity and the static pressure. The good comparison of our numerical results with anterior results confirms the validity of the numerical method.
Keywords
Turbulent Flow, Savonius Wind Rotor, CFD
To cite this article
Sobhi Frikha, Zied Driss, Hedi Kchaou, Mohamed Salah Abid, Study of the Computational Domain Effect on the Aerodynamic Structure Around a Savonius Wind Rotor, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 20-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20150102.11
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