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Postby Patricia.Pereira » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:39 am


I would like to know if the calculation of the blade deflection is made with a linear or cubic distribution of properties .

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Re: Deflection

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:11 am

Dear Patricia,

I'm assuming you are asking how the distributed mass and stiffness specified in the blade input file of the ElastoDyn module of FAST/OpenFAST is interpolated to the blade analysis nodes? This is simply linear interpolation.

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