HAWC2 12.4 released

Monday 23 Jan 17
We are pleased to announce that we have released the new HAWC2 version 12.4 on the web page.

This replaces the 12.3 beta version and has been tested to a level, where we are ready to have it as a final version. Together with the executable, severable DLL’s have also been updated and placed together with the main program.

A few minor changes can be seen when comparing results to previous version. One reason is that the dynamic stall now has a correction term to ensure that the steady state lift is exactly the same as without the stall model. Furthermore, a small bug fix related to the link between aerodynamics forces and structure may cause minor differences in relation to torsional blade moments.

HAWC2 version 12.4 has the following new features

  • It is fully capable being used together with the 3D visualization software found here download section.
  • It is capable of being used together with a super element DOF reduction for e.g. offshore jacket substructures.
  • It has an option for using a near wake model instead of the normal induction model.
  • The solver has been updated leading to faster execution time
  • New option for time varying user defined shear gusts
  • A gearbox model can now be used instead of working on the low speed side only.

If you want a demonstration feel free to visit us at the AWEA conference in May 2017, EWEA offshore 2017 in June or EWEA November 2017