DriveWPACT is a set of models to size wind turbine components from the hub system, drivetrain and overall nacelle. It is based on a collection of models beginning with a sizing model set from the University of Sunderland which was extended by the Wind Parntnerships for Advanced Component Technology (WindPACT) and later model developments at NREL as part of the NREL Cost and Scaling Model for wind plant cost analysis.
Author: K. Dykes
This software is a beta version 0.1.0.
For detailed documentation see http://wisdem.github.io/DriveWPACT/
General: NumPy, SciPy, Swig, pyWin32, MatlPlotLib, Lxml, OpenMDAO
Wind Plant Framework: FUSED-Wind (Framework for Unified Systems Engineering and Design of Wind Plants)
Supporting python packages: Pandas, Algopy, Zope.interface, Sphinx, Xlrd, PyOpt, py2exe, Pyzmq, Sphinxcontrib-bibtex, Sphinxcontrib-zopeext, Numpydoc, Ipython
Install DriveWPACT within an activated OpenMDAO environment:
$ plugin install
It is not recommended to install the software outside of OpenMDAO.
To check if installation was successful try to import the module from within an activated OpenMDAO environment:
$ python > import drivewpact.drive > import drivewpact.hub
You may also run the unit tests which include functional and gradient tests. Analytic gradients are provided for variables only so warnings will appear for missing gradients on model input parameters; these can be ignored.
$ python src/test/test_DriveWPACT.py
For software issues please use https://github.com/WISDEM/DriveWPACT/issues. For functionality and theory related questions and comments please use the NWTC forum for Systems Engineering Software Questions.Wind and Water Tools:
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