MSC Software Corp. has released the latest version of its Advanced Wind Turbine Modeling (AdWiMo) software, which is designed to model and simulate wind turbine systems.
As a plug-in to Adams – MSC's multibody dynamics analysis software – the new version of AdWiMo fully supports the new Adams 2012 interface and better addresses areas of the certification process for wind turbines, according to the company.
AdWiMo also helps to manage and simplify the wind turbine certification process, MSC adds. With the new Load and Analysis Manager within the software, wind turbine analysts can import their model, as well as set up, execute and post-process the simulations they need for a certification, based on different norms and guidelines.
Other features included in the new version include an updated topology for direct-drive turbines, the ability to introduce smoothened aerodynamic forces via a step function, automatic calculation of the fatigue limit summary, and first-level integration of MSC Fatigue for post-processing.
AdWiMo considers every major aspect of turbine design, including tower, blades, hub, mainframe, gearbox housing, bearings, transmission, generator, pitch, yaw, aerodynamic and centrifugal forces, coriolis acceleration, gyroscopic moments, point loads, gravity, thermal loads, and wave loads from third parties.