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Online FAST Course from UMass in Spring 2019

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:28 am
by Matthew.Lackner
Dear NWTC forum members,

My colleagues and I are offering an online course in the Spring 2019 semester on wind turbine simulation using FAST (specifically we will use OpenFAST). Students will learn how to download and run FAST, how to generate and modify input files, how to run various simulation conditions, and how to analyze output data. At the end of the course students should be highly competent users of FAST, ready to perform loads and energy generation analysis and try out new design modifications of their own.

The course is made up of 9 online modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to OpenFAST
Unit 2: Anatomy of a wind turbine
Unit 3: Pre- and post-processing
Unit 4: ElastoDyn and SubDyn
Unit 5: Aerodyn, InfloWind, and TurbSim
Unit 6: HydroDyn
Unit 7: Floating structures
Unit 8: ServoDyn
Unit 9: Advanced techniques

More info on registration is here:

https://www.umass.edu/cpe/class/spring-2019/21853/special-topics-modeling-wind-turbines-fast-code