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OpenWindPower

Offshore wind analysis and design Software

Offshore wind Turbine Structural Analysis Software

Explore design alternatives, predict performance, and deliver safe, cost-effective offshore wind farm structures with OpenWindPower.

*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.

  • OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation
  • What is OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation?

    OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation makes it easy to predict fatigue and extreme loads for the substructure and nonlinear foundation, subject to wave, wind, and mechanical loading.

    Analyze Wave and Wind Loading

    A wave surface profile may be determined from a wave height spectral density function using multiple random seeds. Wind loading can be input as time history or as a random loading developed from various spectra.

    Perform Coupled or Uncoupled Analysis

    Interface to the Bladed and FAST v7.1 software and account for the full coupling between wave, wind, and the wind-induced mechanical loading for a multimodal response analysis.

    Predict Stress Cycles with Fatigue Analysis

    The OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation fatigue analysis method uses the Rainflow counting approach to predict the stress cycles resulting from a time history analysis – including the ability to sequentially accumulate the damage from multiple analysis simulations for numerous wind speeds and seastates.

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  • OpenWindPower Floating Platform
  • What is OpenWindPower Floating Platform?

    Determine hydrodynamic, aerodynamic, and structural loading. Analyze environmental conditions and mooring configurations under a defined range of operating conditions.

    Model Floating Platforms

    Take advantage of flexible data import, mesh modeling, and automated curve and surface fitting capabilities to quickly generate models for the analysis of new or existing platforms. Systematically explore design alternatives by making measured changes to models with easy-to-use features. Apply transformations to increase the productivity of your initial design process.

    Analyze Floating Systems

    Automate analyses using the MOSES simulation language to define environmental conditions, specify mooring configurations, and run the integrated solvers in a unified environment. Ensure system response is within defined limits over a range of operating conditions.

    Ensure Compliance to Offshore Design Codes

    Ensure structural compliance using built-in checking, and filter results for critical conditions. Optimize design and configuration for compliance to numerous current and past international codes.

    View Data Sheet

  • OpenWindPower Cloud Services
  • What is OpenWindPower Cloud Services?

    OpenWindPower Cloud Services can significantly reduce your analysis time by 10 times or more with the power of Azure cloud computing services.

    Quickly Analyze Scenarios

    Achieve full design code compliance by considering all possible load scenarios in a fraction of the time it would take on your desktop. Using Scenario Services for OpenWindPower, hundreds of load cases can be executed in parallel on the cloud. You could see 10x or more time savings by leveraging the virtually unlimited computing power of the cloud.

    Take the Mobile App on the Go

    Creating, responding, and addressing RFIs and construction-related issues just got easier with Structural Navigator Mobile App. Your design models and data are available when and how you need them, on your phone or tablet and on all major platforms. Direct integration with ProjectWise Projects enables easy access to your managed project content and issues. Use Structural Navigator to easily view, edit, interrogate, and mark up your 3D designs. Stay connected wherever you go.

    Design Beyond the Desktop

    Analyze large and computing-intensive models on the latest version of the cloud using high-end hardware without consuming your desktop’s bandwidth. Full sets of analysis and design outputs from your cloud analysis can be downloaded for detailed post-processing on the desktop.

What is OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation?

OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation makes it easy to predict fatigue and extreme loads for the substructure and nonlinear foundation, subject to wave, wind, and mechanical loading.

Analyze Wave and Wind Loading

A wave surface profile may be determined from a wave height spectral density function using multiple random seeds. Wind loading can be input as time history or as a random loading developed from various spectra.

Perform Coupled or Uncoupled Analysis

Interface to the Bladed and FAST v7.1 software and account for the full coupling between wave, wind, and the wind-induced mechanical loading for a multimodal response analysis.

Predict Stress Cycles with Fatigue Analysis

The OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation fatigue analysis method uses the Rainflow counting approach to predict the stress cycles resulting from a time history analysis – including the ability to sequentially accumulate the damage from multiple analysis simulations for numerous wind speeds and seastates.

View Data Sheet

What is OpenWindPower Floating Platform?

Determine hydrodynamic, aerodynamic, and structural loading. Analyze environmental conditions and mooring configurations under a defined range of operating conditions.

Model Floating Platforms

Take advantage of flexible data import, mesh modeling, and automated curve and surface fitting capabilities to quickly generate models for the analysis of new or existing platforms. Systematically explore design alternatives by making measured changes to models with easy-to-use features. Apply transformations to increase the productivity of your initial design process.

Analyze Floating Systems

Automate analyses using the MOSES simulation language to define environmental conditions, specify mooring configurations, and run the integrated solvers in a unified environment. Ensure system response is within defined limits over a range of operating conditions.

Ensure Compliance to Offshore Design Codes

Ensure structural compliance using built-in checking, and filter results for critical conditions. Optimize design and configuration for compliance to numerous current and past international codes.

View Data Sheet

What is OpenWindPower Cloud Services?

OpenWindPower Cloud Services can significantly reduce your analysis time by 10 times or more with the power of Azure cloud computing services.

Quickly Analyze Scenarios

Achieve full design code compliance by considering all possible load scenarios in a fraction of the time it would take on your desktop. Using Scenario Services for OpenWindPower, hundreds of load cases can be executed in parallel on the cloud. You could see 10x or more time savings by leveraging the virtually unlimited computing power of the cloud.

Take the Mobile App on the Go

Creating, responding, and addressing RFIs and construction-related issues just got easier with Structural Navigator Mobile App. Your design models and data are available when and how you need them, on your phone or tablet and on all major platforms. Direct integration with ProjectWise Projects enables easy access to your managed project content and issues. Use Structural Navigator to easily view, edit, interrogate, and mark up your 3D designs. Stay connected wherever you go.

Design Beyond the Desktop

Analyze large and computing-intensive models on the latest version of the cloud using high-end hardware without consuming your desktop’s bandwidth. Full sets of analysis and design outputs from your cloud analysis can be downloaded for detailed post-processing on the desktop.

User Quote

“With OpenWindPower, the design team iterated designs to determine the best way to protect the tower foundations from ice damage. Their work resulted in anti-ice cones, which flare out where the tower meets the water. The design … protects the tower foundation by providing a much thicker surface area that deflects floating ice more effectively than a narrower surface.”

— Fei Jin, BIM Manager, Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.

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A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers.
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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