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Pelton Turbine


I am new using SimScale How can I plot this layout to make it 3d. I just to show the water flows from the surge tank to the flywheel. I need to simulate only the tank and pipe but if it is possible I would like to include the turbine, the air and thus the multiphase flow? (water and air).

Hi this is Fillia, thank you for using the forum!

The tank and pipe can definitely be simulated, however the flywheel can not be included as described. The major issue here is that it would require a dynamic mesh if you want the water to rotate it, which is not supported by SimScale. You can simulate rotation, but not when it is forced by the water that flows in the domain (check this page: Rotating Zones | Advanced Concepts | SimScale)

Best regards,