AeroDyn Libraries

MotionSolve supports the AeroDyn libraries for aero-elastic analysis of wind turbines.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) originally developed AeroDyn, an aerodynamics software library used by horizontal-axis wind turbine designers. The aerodynamics model in AeroDyn is a detailed analysis that includes blade-element/momentum theory (with modifications to improve accuracy in yawed flow), dynamic stall, and an optional dynamic inflow theory. AeroDyn has been tested with models published by NREL, and NREL has certified its use with MotionSolve.

AeroDyn libraries are now included in the MotionSolve installation: (<installation_path>\hwsolvers\motionsolve\bin\<platform>\).