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Title: pBEAM Documentation: Release 0.1.0

The Polynomial Beam Element Analysis Module (pBEAM) is a finite element code for beam-like structures. It was originally written to analyze tower/monopiles and rotor blades of wind turbines but can be used for any beam-like structure. This document discusses installation, usage, and documentation of the module.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1260133
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP--5000-58818
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY wind turbine design software; wind energy; wind turbine blade design; modeling