A blade element momentum method for analyzing wind turbine aerodynamic performance that is robust (guaranteed convergence), fast (superlinear convergence rate), and smooth (continuously differentiable). Analytic gradients are also (optionally) provided for the distributed loads, thrust, torque, and power with respect to design variables of interest.
Author: NREL WISDEM Team
See local documentation in the
docs-directory or access the online version at http://wisdem.github.io/CCBlade/
pyMAP requires a Fortran compiler
For detailed installation instructions of WISDEM modules see https://github.com/WISDEM/WISDEM or to install CCBlade by itself do:
$ python setup.py install
Run Unit Tests
To check if installation was successful, run the unit tests
$ python test/test_ccblade.py $ python test/test_gradients.py
For software issues please use https://github.com/WISDEM/CCBlade/issues. For functionality and theory related questions and comments please use the NWTC forum for Systems Engineering Software Questions.