This is the documentation of BEMused, a Python implementation of the Blade Element Momentum (BEM) method of modelling the flow around and loads on a wind turbine rotor (or other kind of rotor).

This code was originally written for Rick Lupton’s PhD thesis and used in a related paper.

To use it you need to create a bemused.Blade object defining your blade parameters (chord, twist and thickness) and an bemused.AerofoilDatabase containing lift and drag coefficients. You can then use bemused.BEMModel to do the calculations.

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