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Wind Farm - Fast

Postby Federico.Cordo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:59 am

Hello everybody,

I have the following problem: I would like to design a simple control for two turbines, using the output data of the first one as the inflow of the second one. Is it possible to run a simulation using FAST, including the two turbines and independent control for the two turbine? (In simulink using S-Func would be great.)

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Federico

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Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:15 am

Dear Federico,

FAST standalone cannot be used to model two turbines, but NREL has developed SOWFA and the soon-to-be-released FAST.Farm tool for that purpose. And UMass developed DWM. More information e.g. at: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1342&p=8976.

That said, neither SOWFA, DWM, or FAST.Farm support an interface to Simulink.

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Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Postby Federico.Cordo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:32 am

Dear Jason,

Thank you for your answer. News on FAST.farm? I have seen that the expected release was scheduled for September.

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Federico.

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Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:43 am

Dear Federico,

We are currently working on calibrating and validating FAST.Farm against high-fidelity modeling (SOWFA) results before the first public release. We were originally planning for the public release at the end of September, 2017, but we are not as far along with the validation as we'd like. Now I'm expecting the first public release later this fall.

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Senior Engineer | National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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