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QBlade

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Wind Turbine Rotor Design and Simulation

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QBlade is a Blade Element Momentum Method (BEM) and Double Multiple Streamtube (DMS) Design and Simulation Software for Vertical- and Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines. It also includes tools to setup and simulate the internal blade structure and perform an aeroelastic analysis of a wind turbine rotor in turbulent inflow conditions through a coupling with FAST from NREL

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Features

  • NEW VERSION v0.8 - STRUCTURAL BLADE MODEL & AEROELASTIC SIMULATION
  • Airfoil design and simulation using XFOIL viscous/inviscid analysis
  • Extrapolation of XFOIL generated or imported polar data to 360° AoA
  • Wind turbine blade design and optimization for horizontal and vertical axis rotors
  • Storing of projects, rotors, turbines and simulations in a runtime database
  • Computation of rotor and turbine performance over tip speed ratio or windspeed range
  • Definition of a blade structural model & modal analysis computation
  • Generator for turbulent windfields
  • Fully coupled with FAST structural simulator from NREL
  • Data browsing and visualization
  • Export functionality for blades, polars and all other simulation data

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  • kvafiadis
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    A great analysis software that is still giving great assistance to wind turbine researchers. Keep up the good work!

    Posted 08/14/2014
  • domajo
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    Great GUI for a open source project, haven't seen any bugs yet. Everything from foil analysis to AEP, terrific! Of course it's still beta so there are inconveniences. Great work!

    Posted 09/10/2012
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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Aerospace, Education, Engineering, Science/Research

User Interface

Qt

Programming Language

C++

Registered

2010-08-04
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