pBEAM Documentation: Release 0.1.0

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Polynomial Beam Element Analysis Module (pBEAM) is a finite element code for beam-like structures. It was originally written to analyze tower/monopiles and rotor blades of wind turbines but can be used for any beam-like structure. This document discusses installation, usage, and documentation of the module.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-58818


  • modeling
  • wind energy
  • wind turbine blade design
  • wind turbine design software


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