Sandia develops open–source rotor tools for rotor design and optimization. Our tools simplify the design process, allowing researchers to evaluate new, innovative concepts.
NuMAD uses the blade information to generate input files for other tools.
- Blade Design
NuMAD (Numerical Manufacturing And Design tool), an open-source design tool, simplifies the process of creating a 3D wind turbine blade model. NuMAD offers a user-friendly solution for designing structural models and calculating blade properties for aero-elastic simulation.
Cactus geometry for a Sandia turbine.
2. Turbine Simulation
CACTUS (Code for Axial and Cross-flow Turbine Simulation) is an open-source design and analysis package that uses the free wake vortex method to enable efficient simulation of turbine performance under operational and extreme conditions. Simulations only take minutes, which allows users to easily model multiple design iterations.