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Wind Farm - Fast

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:59 am
by Federico.Cordo
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.)

Best regards,
Federico

Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:15 am
by Jason.Jonkman
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.

Best regards,

Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:32 am
by Federico.Cordo
Dear Jason,

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

Best regards,
Federico.

Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:43 am
by Jason.Jonkman
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.

Best regards,

Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:58 pm
by Elham.Tofighi
Dear Jason,

I was wondering how I can download the FAST.farm code frmo NREL's website (is there a donwload link?). Could you please advise?

Also, are there any manuals, documents or instructions on how to work with it?

Re: Wind Farm - Fast

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:20 pm
by Jason.Jonkman
Dear Elham,

FAST.Farm has not yet been publicly released. See the following forum topic for more information: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2117&p=12479.

Best regards,