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13 Nov 2013 Co-Blade: Software for Analysis and Design of Composite Blades Analysis and design of composite blades for wind and hydrokinetic turbines Author: Danny Sale Danny

Danny (view profile)

Hi Adam, thanks for the feedback!

When developing Co-Blade, I was using BModes v3.00.00 20-Mar-2008 compiled using double precision linked with NWTC Subroutine Library v1.01.08 26-Sep-2007.

I would first recommend trying this version of BModes, obtained from http://wind.nrel.gov/designcodes/

I will make note to update the documentation concerning the correct BModes version, and feel free to contact again if you have problems, cheers!

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12 Nov 2013 Co-Blade: Software for Analysis and Design of Composite Blades Analysis and design of composite blades for wind and hydrokinetic turbines Author: Danny Sale Adam Chehouri

First of all Great job!

I have however one issue with BModes. I have the BModes.exe and have made a copy and added it to the directory.

During the system execution of BModes, this is what I get

>> system(['BModes ' SIM.case{iSIM} '_BModes.bmi'])

Running BModes (v1.03.01, 25-Sept-2007, compiled using double precision).
Linked with the NWTC Subroutine Library (v1.01.08, 26-Sep-2007).

Invalid numerical input for file "WindTurbineRef_BModes.bmi".

The error occurred while trying to read id_mat.

Aborting BModes.

Any help as to why BModes is incorrectly executing ?

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13 Jul 2013 Co-Blade: Software for Analysis and Design of Composite Blades Analysis and design of composite blades for wind and hydrokinetic turbines Author: Danny Sale Jonathan Lister

Jonathan Lister (view profile)

Amazing work! I'd love to see a blade design tool included. It looks like this is analysis only. User has to supply their own blade definitions.

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