QBlade VAWT Blade Shape Optimization
The VAWT module of QBlade includes a powerful blade shape optimizer! The user can quickly generate different blade shapes which are not limited to traditional H-rotors but also include Helical rotor formations as well as Darrieus rotor shapes. Especially for the Darrieus rotors it is possible to use both the ideal Troposkien shape optimizer as well as the simple line & arc approximation.
Finally a rotor can be first optimized as a Helical H-rotor and then acquire a Troposkien shaping thus creating a helical Troposkien shape!! At this point it is worth remembering that these shapes can easily be exported to .STL thus allowing easy rapid prototyping and further CAD design operations.