TowerSE is a systems engineering model of cylindrical shell wind turbine towers. The analysis uses beam finite element theory, cylinder drag data, linear wave theory, and shell/global buckling methods from wind turbine standards. The module is developed as an OpenMDAO assembly.
Author: S. Andrew Ning
This software is a beta version 0.1.1.
For detailed documentation see http://wisdem.github.io/TowerSE/
General: NumPy, SciPy, Swig, pyWin32, MatlPlotLib, Lxml, OpenMDAO
Wind Plant Framework: FUSED-Wind (Framework for Unified Systems Engineering and Design of Wind Plants)
Sub-Models: CommonSE, pBEAM
Supporting python packages: Pandas, Algopy, Zope.interface, Sphinx, Xlrd, PyOpt, py2exe, Pyzmq, Sphinxcontrib-bibtex, Sphinxcontrib-zopeext, Numpydoc, Ipython
Install TowerSE with the following command:
$ python setup.py install
or if in an activated OpenMDAO environment:
$ plugin install
Run Unit Tests
To check if installation was successful try to import the module from within an activated OpenMDAO environment:
$ python > import towerse.tower
You may also run the unit tests.
$ python src/towerse/test/test_gradients.py
For software issues please use https://github.com/WISDEM/TowerSE/issues. For functionality and theory related questions and comments please use the NWTC forum for Systems Engineering Software Questions.