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DeepLines Wind, finite element analysis (FEA) software for offshore wind turbines, was just released by Principia (France). This software results from joined development efforts of Principia and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), a public research, innovation and training player, active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment.

Simulating the dynamic response of floating wind turbines at sea requires coupled FEA simulations taking into account the combined effects of aerodynamic loads on the blades, active blade pitch control, hydrodynamic loads on the floating platform and dynamic mooring loads. The collaborative DeepLines Wind software development project was launched 4 years ago. The aim was to make it easier for design engineers to perform advanced analyses of this type. IFPEN developed dedicated aerodynamic load and blade control analysis routines that are now integrated into DeepLines FEA software. DeepLines Wind is available as an add-on module to DeepLines software.

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