Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

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Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Postby Shuijin.Li » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:42 am

Hi, everyone

I'm new to FAST. I need to analyse a multi-turbine floating offshore wind turbine by using FAST. How can I model a new structure with FAST? If FAST does not work on this, how to import new structure into FAST to analyse?

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Shuijin

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Re: Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:52 am

Dear Shuijin.Li,

Without extensive modifications of the source code, FAST cannot model multiple wind turbines attached to a single floating platform.

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Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer | National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)

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Re: Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Postby Shuijin.Li » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:21 am

Jason.Jonkman wrote:Dear Shuijin.Li,

Without extensive modifications of the source code, FAST cannot model multiple wind turbines attached to a single floating platform.

Best regards,



Dear Dr Jonkman

Thanks for your reply!

So modelling with FAST is possible, albeit with great difficulty. May I ask is there any manual on how to model with FAST?

I am very grateful that you can help me.

Sincerely,
Shuijin

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Re: Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:25 am

Dear Shuijin.Li,

Are you asking for documentation on how to use FAST or how to modify the FAST source code?

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Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer | National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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Re: Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Postby Shuijin.Li » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:08 pm

Jason.Jonkman wrote:Dear Shuijin.Li,

Are you asking for documentation on how to use FAST or how to modify the FAST source code?

Best regards,


Hello, Dr Jonkman

I would like to know how to modify the FAST source code.

Thank you,
Shuijin

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Re: Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Dear Shuijin,

NREL does not provide extensive documentation on how to modify the FAST source code. That said, our goal with OpenFAST is to establish an open-source, code-development community for wind energy-related multi-physics applications built around the FAST modularization framework.

I would start by getting a solid understanding of the FAST modularization framework, which is documented here: https://nwtc.nrel.gov/FAST-Developers. Next, I would review the developer documentation under development here: https://openfast.readthedocs.io/en/mast ... #dev-guide. Finally, I would ensure that you are using the newest source code: https://github.com/OpenFAST/openfast.

Best regards,
Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer | National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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Re: Model a Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Postby Shuijin.Li » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:42 pm

Jason.Jonkman wrote:Dear Shuijin,

NREL does not provide extensive documentation on how to modify the FAST source code. That said, our goal with OpenFAST is to establish an open-source, code-development community for wind energy-related multi-physics applications built around the FAST modularization framework.

I would start by getting a solid understanding of the FAST modularization framework, which is documented here: https://nwtc.nrel.gov/FAST-Developers. Next, I would review the developer documentation under development here: https://openfast.readthedocs.io/en/mast ... #dev-guide. Finally, I would ensure that you are using the newest source code: https://github.com/OpenFAST/openfast.

Best regards,


Dear Dr Jonkman

Thank you for your reply! These documentations are really helpful! I will learn them and try to contribute my work.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Shuijin


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