AnalySwift announced today that Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has selected the VABS program for rigorous modeling of composite wind turbine blades. KIER strives to improve quality of life through supporting technology development related to the national energy policy, including the exploration of new energy sources, such as wind.
“We are very pleased to be selected by KIER for their composite blade design and analysis needs,” said Allan Wood, President and CEO of AnalySwift. “VABS is uniquely suited to address the challenges in modeling complex composite blades. Preliminary design work that previously took months can now be accomplished in weeks, reducing uncertainty, costs, and time-to-market. For instance, a real composite blade that would typically take over 3 hours to analyze using 3D finite element analysis (FEA) can now be done in less than 40 seconds using VABS, without a loss of accuracy. Even with hundreds of layers, all this is done on a laptop computer, without the need for heavy computing resources,” said Wood.