RotorSE is a Systems engineering model for wind turbines rotors implemented as an OpenMDAO assembly.

Author: NREL WISDEM Team


See local documentation in the docs-directory or access the online version at


RotorSE requires C++ and Fortran compilers


For detailed installation instructions of WISDEM modules see or to install RotorSE by itself do:

$ python install

Run Unit Tests

To check if installation was successful try to import the package:

$ python
> import rotorse.rotor

You may also run the example

$ python src/rotorse/

For software issues please use For functionality and theory related questions and comments please use the NWTC forum for Systems Engineering Software Questions.

Programming Language:     Wind and Water Tools:

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NWTC Information Portal (RotorSE). Last modified 08-September-2014 ; Accessed 24-August-2019