wind turbines

Wind turbine aerodynamic loads in Python with "bemused"

The aerodynamic loads on a wind turbine rotor are often calculated using Blade Element – Momentum theory (BEM). As part of my PhD thesis (Lupton 2015) I implemented the BEM calculations in Python, and I’ve now tidied this up as an open-source Python package bemused that I’ll introduce here. import bemused bemused.__version__ ## '0.2.0' The BEM calculations break the rotor up into discrete annuli (a series of concentric rings) and calculate the loads on each one separately.