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Routines to interface the AeroDyn CAE tool to MSC.ADAMS®.
by Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
National Wind Technology Center
and David J. Laino, Ph.D.
The MSC.ADAMS-to-AeroDyn (ADAMS2AD) interface is a software package for use by designers of horizontal-axis wind turbines. It is written to interface the AeroDyn aerodynamics analysis routines to the commercially available multibody dynamics analysis software package MSC.ADAMS from MSC.Software Corporation of Santa Ana, California. Use of these routines requires the purchase of an MSC.ADAMS license.
MSC.ADAMS can be used to analyze extremely complex dynamics models, and also allows the user to create custom dynamic-link-libraries (DLLs) by linking the program to user-written subroutines. The ADAMS2AD interface takes advantage of these features for wind turbine analysts by providing a set of routines that interfaces the MSC.ADAMS software to the AeroDyn aerodynamics routines. Thus, complex wind turbine dynamics models can be analyzed in MSC.ADAMS while making full use of the aerodynamic analysis capabilities of AeroDyn.
Version 12.12 provides a major addition to the ADAMS2AD software package. In the release of this and later archives, source files with a "_FAST" -extension have been added. These source files are pertinent for creating an MSC.ADAMS user-created DLL needed to run MSC.ADAMS datasets that have been extracted from FAST using the FAST-to-ADAMS preprocessor functionality. Also included in the archive is a file named CompileLinkA2AD.bat. This is a DOS command script useful for compiling and linking the MSC.ADAMS DLL. See the FAST User's Guide for additional information.
This program and user's guide assume the user is an experienced wind turbine aerodynamics and dynamics analyst. Questions related to the FAST-to-ADAMS preprocessor and the AeroDyn interface should be directed to Jason Jonkman, Ph.D. of the National Wind Technology Center.
You may download the following files from our server:
If you want to refer to the ADAMS2AD website in a report, here is a reference you can use:
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