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Please note that all this software and documentation is provided in the hope that it may be useful, but it comes with absolutely no warranty

Files for the 2017 GPPF Paper

Submission GPPF-2017-18 has code and images associated with it. They can be found here: webfilesfor2017GPPFSubmission.tar.bz2

Fluid Mechanics Tutorials for 2015

These guides provides some step-by-step guides to meshing using Pointwise and calculation using Fluent of some 2D aerofoils.

Solving a NACA Aerofoil in SoildWorks

This guide provides a step-by-step guide to calculating the flow around a NACA 5012 aerofoil using a SolidWorks add-in.

Meshing and Solving an NACA Aerofoil in OpenFOAM and gmsh

These documents provide a cookbook for calculating the flow around a NACA 5012 aerofoil using open source packages.

ASME 2012 Software

We presented a paper at the 2021 ASME conference (GT2012-68488) and I am delighted to provide the source code for the work that underpins that paper. This compressed file provides all the files PEW SOFTWARE RELEASE V2.tar.bz2. It is however quite large at around 79 MB but includes a case file and a file for setting up the initial conditions in the calculation you are running. If you just want to look at the code: PEW SOFTWARE RELEASE V2 NO CASE.tar.bz2 has the large data files removed and weighs it at only 7.6 MB.

Fluent 12 Documentation

The documentation for Fluent 12 was updated for the 2011-2012 academic year.

PEW Software

I make as much code as I can available as free software. This PEW Software Release.tar.bz2 file contains the codes used in our SACAM10 paper as well as the ASME 2011 paper presented in Vancouver.

The documentation is mimimial so if you have any questions about the code then please drop me an e-mail and I will do my best to answer them. This is about 100kB of code and then 24MB of intial solution from which to interpolate from - but I thought releasing it was more important than cleaning it up.

This software would not have been possible without the excellent work of Richard MacPherson and Jamie McIntosh - two very able students that I had the very great pleasure of working with.

3D CAD Models of Turbines

As part of Durham's enchancing the student learning experience grants I obtained funds to get some 3D models of turbines made so that students could explore them and understand the geometry. These files in e-drawings format are available for download. The two major models are a Kaplan and a Francis turbine, simpler geometries for pumps and a straight blade are also available. Link to URL on the duo site.

Moody Diagram

All the Moody diagrams I could find either looked like then had been scanned in from the 1970s (perhaps because they had!) or used the 64/Re convention - I therefore bashed one together using the matplotlib plotting software. Note the cunning way in which I have provided only a single roughness value to make marking easier...

Kaplan Turbine Design

This is a short note to explain how to do a very rough axial flow Kaplan Turbine design - mainly for L2 design projects. Get it by clicking: Kaplan Design PDF

Log-Log Graph Paper

Since it is quite difficult to buy log-log graph paper these days I wrote a little script to generate some. Of course having written the script, I've since found numerous websites with log-log graph paper on it! It uses the Biggles plotting interface. I've also included 2x2 and 2x3 log-log graph paper if you don't want to run the script yourself. The two bits of graph paper are hereby in the public domain - please do whatever you want with them!

Wind Turbine Analysis/Design/Drawing

The following is a short note that describes how the Blade Element Momentum (BEM) design method works. I've also included a note on how to draw aerofoils in the SolidWorks CAD program which is used in the School of Engineering which you may find useful, the latter may be slightly out of date.

The design method guide has been updated and is now licensed under the Creative Commons scheme.

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