MSC.Software Presents Simulation Tool AdWiMo to Improve Wind Turbine Modelling

CAE provider announces all-in-one simulation solution AdWiMo for Advanced Wind Turbine Modelling

MSC.Software, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced its all-in-one simulation solution called AdWiMo. An acronym for Advanced Wind Turbine Modeling, AdWiMo allows fast modeling and accurate system simulation of wind turbines. AdWiMo considers every major aspect of turbine design including tower, blades, hub, mainframe, gearbox housing, bearings, transmission, controls (generator, pitch, yaw), aerodynamic and centrifugal forces, coriolis acceleration, gyroscopic moments, point loads, gravity, thermal loads, and wave loads from 3rd parties.

The tool offers a user-friendly and scalable solution for the complete design process of a wind turbine. This means, that a simplified wind turbine from the conceptual design phase can be expanded with more complex subsystems such as gears and rolling bearings and/or by replacing rigid bodies with flexible bodies. AdWiMo’s scripting allows changing all relevant simulation parameters to check against normal or extreme wind conditions, fault situations, special controller conditions, and many more behaviors.

AdWiMo is an Adams plug-in with all the necessary features to assemble a complete and parametric wind turbine and to simulate single or multiple wind fields. Adams is the most widely used multibody dynamics simulation software. Numerous interfaces to CAD, to finite element software and to third party products make Adams and AdWiMo a platform for enterprise engineering processes. All features of Adams remain accessible to the AdWiMo user.

AdWiMo builds on MSC.Software’s expertise in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). The tool gives users a single software tool for creating an all-in-one model of the whole wind turbine that supports different levels of detail. AdWiMo leverages MSC.Software’s knowledge of composites and builds on calculation methods the company has used to deliver solutions to major players in the automotive and aerospace industries.

“Wind turbine manufacturers are facing a lot of design challenges. Their constructions have to be cost competitive compared to energy created from coal or other non-renewable sources. System performance and especially its reliability over a 20-year or longer life time have major impact on an operator’s return of investment,” said Kais Bouchiba, Senior Vice President EMEA MSC.Software. “Other requirements like limiting noise emissions or off-shore installations add to the already tough design challenges. Moreover, the ever growing dimensions of modern wind turbines make physical tests increasingly difficult. Virtual tests help them to increase the robustness and reliability of their products while optimizing system performance.”

About MSC.Software

MSC.Software is a global leader of simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC.Software employs 1,000 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
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