I'm looking for a software that can simulate the impact of wind and a program algorithm on wind turbine.

The program algorithm rotates the turbine around its central column based on the wind direction that is provided by a separate sensor. The sensor that provide the wind direction is not included in the simulation.

I was wondering if I could use Octave since it has a programming aspect that allows to implement the rotation algorithm. I'm not sure if Octave can provide simulation of the impact of the wind on the model though.

I prefer a Linux software. Also, I prefer that the simulation shows the stress points on the model in case of a strong wind like in the ocean.

  • Are you looking for a Visual simulation or a numeric one? – Steve Barnes Aug 23 '15 at 6:44
  • A visual simulation. – carlabarros Aug 23 '15 at 13:36
  • Not sure how accurate it is, but you could use Blender (www.Blender.org) to do the simulation. But you would need to model it first, and port the algorithm to Python. – John Aug 23 '15 at 14:47

If you are looking for a visual simulation then you could use the Blender 3D Game/Physics Engine but to get the numbers, especially for stress points, to put into it you will probably need to do some Finite Element Analysis with Numpy/SfePy/FEniCS.

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