Introducing QBlade 2.0.7

QBlade 2.0.7 release
QBlade Dynamic Wake Meandering DWM Model
QBlade 6x6 Timoshenko FPM beams
QBlade one-sided drag, filtered drag, hydrodynamic interaction
QBlade 2.0.7 nonlinear streamfunction waves
QBlade Mann Windfield Generator

⚡ Introducing QBlade 2.0.7: Faster, More Advanced, and More Reliable! ⚡

We’re excited to introduce QBlade 2.0.7! This major upgrade enhances simulation accuracy and computational efficiency, supporting detailed analyses for both onshore and offshore wind energy projects.

Core Improvements

  • Performance Boost: QBlade CE 2.0.7 is more than 2.5x faster than its predecessor, ensuring efficient simulations without compromising on accuracy or detail.
  • Aerodynamics: The new Dynamic Wake Meandering model allows for highly efficient simulations of entire wind parks.
  • Structural Dynamics: Timoshenko and fully populated 6×6 Timoshenko beams, anisotropic damping model; nonlinear stiffness model for synthetic mooring lines.
  • Hydrodynamics: Features one-sided Morison drag and frequency-filtered axial drag coefficients for better low-frequency excitation predictions. Supports multiple interacting hydrodynamic bodies (NBODY>1) in linear potential flow.
  • Wave Generation: Nonlinear streamfunction waves and constrained nonlinear waves are now integrated through coupling with the CN-Stream code, for an efficient generation of nonlinear design waves.
  • Wind Generation: Fully implements the Mann turbulence generator for generating turbulent wind fields.
  • Integrated with windIO yaml: Enables full aerodynamic blade definition generation and automatied generation of  6×6 FPM structural blade property tables.

Additionally, this release features improved stability, an enhanced GUI, and numerous bug fixes, ensuring a smoother and more reliable user experience.

Free download available now at: https://qblade.org/downloads/

For a detailed list of changes, check out the changelog: https://qblade.org/assets/ChangeLogQB.txt

We’ve also overhauled and extended the QBlade Docs with information on the new features: https://docs.qblade.org/