FOCUS6 Tidal

FOCUS6 Tidal consists of all general features and options of FOCUS6 for wind turbine design with special additions for tidal stream turbines and ocean current generators. The integrated modular tool FOCUS6 integrates various tools into one consistent user interface and provides consistent data. Without the need of manually converting data between tools during the design process, a shorter turnaround time can be achieved while reducing the risk of errors and inconsistent data. FOCUS6 uses a database, allowing concurrent design by multiple designers and tracking of design changes.

Main features of FOCUS6 Tidal

  • Tidal stream turbine simulator
  • Combined wave,current and turbulence generator
    • Current, powerlaw, wind induced current, user defined current distribution
    • Waves, Jonswap, Pierson-Moskowitz
    • Turbulence, von Karman
  • FOCUS6 turbine simulation viewer; shows blade and tower displacements and loads in an animated 3D viewer
  • Rotor pre-design
  • Detailed blade design with interactive 3D modeler
  • Ultimate and fatigue strength analysis
  • Multi-user environment and tracking of all design changes
  • In-house software of end-users can be integrated in the user interface
  • Open architecture
  • External links
  • Graphical analysis of results
  • Integrated help system
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