Most of the simulation codes and software tools are developed in-house and are validated against experimental measurements. We develop our own simulation, design and optimization codes using powerful state of the art Open Source codes which are further expanded to fit our requirements.
Airfoil simulations are done in a preliminary stage with state of the art industrial tools (e.g. XFOIL & RFOIL). Genetic algorithms are employed for the reverse airfoil design based on the airfoil performance requirements. Finally single and multi-element airfoils are simulated in detail using our custom CFD tools which are based on power Open Source simulation codes. For the generation of high quality CFD grids we use in-house software in combination with the Open Source grid generator enGrid, developed by the enGits GmbH.
The OpenFOAMTM CFD library is used within our in-house software in order to solve the Navier-Stokes equations and extract the airfoil performance data. The result of this extensive use of Open Source and in-house codes is the high flexibility and versatility as well as the ability to extend, improve and modify our software tools.
SMART BLADE GmbH constantly develops new aerodynamic solutions and blade design concepts. Our high-level in-house design and simulation platforms are the tools that allow us to explore our creativity.
SMART BLADE is able to produce blades for small wind turbines with various material processes (polyester molding, epoxy molding) and production methods (hand lay-up, vacuum infusion, pultrusion). We also cooperate with large blade manufacturers for the production of large wind turbine blades based on our custom aerodynamic and structural specifications.
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