Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Peter Gustafson
Dr. Daniel Kujawski
Dr. John Patten
wind energy, blade, finite element, meshing, aeroelastic
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This thesis reports the development and validation of BroncoBlade, a horizontal axis wind turbine analysis tool. BroncoBlade prepares finite element models and integrates them with an aeroelastic simulator. Analysis results for the SNL100-00 baseline blade are evaluated against reference results published by Sandia National Laboratories. Variations on the SNL100-00 blade incorporating carbon fiber are compared to the baseline blade.
Quinlan, Alex R., "BroncoBlade: An Open Source Wind Turbine Blade Analysis Tool" (2013). Masters Theses. 133.