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Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Shankar.Sarpate » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:37 pm

Dear All,
I was trying to install OpenFAST as per the attached procedure. There is an error while setup downloading (error message attached).

Please suggest me any other site for downloading the software other than http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu

Thank a lot!
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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:00 am

Dear Shankar,

I'm only really familiar with Building OpenFAST on Windows with Visual Studio, which is the procedure I'd recommend if you are using Windows.

For specific questions on using Cygwin to install and build OpenFAST, I suggest posting your question on the OpenFAST issues page, where the OpenFAST development community can support you: https://github.com/OpenFAST/openfast/issues. Not everyone in the OpenFAST development community checks this forum regularly.

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Shankar.Sarpate » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:41 am

Dear Jason,
Thank you very much for the guidance!

Now I am working on loads calculations project with IEC 61400-1 Ed3.
In the sample projects, we have limited number of wind conditions simulated. Is it possible to through light on the following points:
1. How we can consider all load cases / simulations running in batch files?
2. Can we assign more than one wind files for one simulations keeping other parameters same?
3. How to generate *.wnd file?

I am going through the FAST manual. And trying to get answer to the above question. Meantime can you provide above information if possible?

Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Shankar Sarpate
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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 pm

Dear Shankar,

Normally users develop scripts to run multiple FAST simulations e.g. to simulate multiple wind conditions for the same wind turbine. This has been discussed several times on this forum e.g. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1938&p=10093 and viewtopic.php?f=4&t=603.

By a *.wnd file, presumably you mean the turbulent wind data file in binary format. (The turbulent wind binary file in Bladed format typically has the *.wnd extension.) However, unless you plan to use Bladed, I would recommend using the TurbSim binary format *.bts. Regardless, both types of turbulent wind data files can be generated using TurbSim: https://nwtc.nrel.gov/turbsim.

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Peter.Vella » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:41 pm

Dear Mr. Jonkman,

I'm not sure if this is the correct thread but I am starting off to use FAST for my PhD studies in offshore energy storage for FOWT and not sure if I should start off with Fast ver. 8 or Open FAST.

What do you suggest please?

Peter Vella

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:40 am

Dear Peter,

For any new project, I always recommend starting with the newest version of the software, which in this is the release of OpenFAST v2.1 (master branch). All current and planned FAST development is taking place in OpenFAST.

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Peter.Vella » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:25 am

Thanks Dr. Jonkman. Managed to compile OpenFAST.
I now have problems in getting to have the openfast.exe file recoginize input files. Anywhere where I can get some help?

Thanks,
Peter

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Peter.Vella » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:09 am

I have cloned the https://github.com/OpenFAST/r-test files.

What would be the next step please to read these files and have OpenFAST work on them?

Thanks

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:49 am

Dear Peter,

If you are asking about running the tests to ensure that OpenFAST is compiled and runs properly, please read the OpenFAST testing documentation: https://openfast.readthedocs.io/en/mast ... index.html.

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Tiago.Lucas » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:16 pm

Dear Mr. Jonkman,

I'm trying to use openFAST for the first time for Master thesis. I was following the installing steps, I installed VS 2015 and then Intel Fortrain 2017, github and Python. I ran the code by opening the .sln file in openfast\vs-build\FAST and building solution. I did it more than one time (closing and building again as recommended), but the errors persisted.

Do you have any ideia for what could be the problem?

I have two print screen attached: one with errors and other with openfast\build\bin final content after running.

Thank you!
Tiago

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:50 am

Dear Tiago,

From the error messages, I would guess you didn't install the Math Kernel Library (MKL) when you installed Intel Fortran.

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Tiago.Lucas » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:48 pm

Dear Mr. Jonkman,

That was the problem. Thank you!

Best regards,
Tiago Lucas

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Tiasa.Ghosh » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:16 am

Hello everybody,
I have been working with FAST v8.16 and tried installing OpenFAST for the updated version and 15MW RWT model. However, I always run into issues and I am never able to install the software completely. As I have tried multiple times through various processes (for Windows) described in the guide, there's a basic question from my side regarding installation.
Do we absolutely need to buy Microsoft VS for OpenFAST? the trial version is valid only for 30 days.
Also, is Intel Parallel Studio (Fortran compiler) subscription required for OpenFAST?
I have had used FAST v8.16 without any further subscription and accounts, so this is bit confusing for me.

I have also posted this on OpenFAST community forum, but I hope I can get a response here faster.
Thank you for your time.
Best regards,
Tiasa

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:41 am

Dear Tiasa,

The most straightforward (and recommend way) to compile OpenFAST on Windows is using an Intel Fortran compiler together with Microsoft Visual Studio Community. Microsoft Visual Studio Community is free, but the Intel Fortan compiler requires a paid license.

Perhaps I missed it, but I don't see your post on the OpenFAST github page. In general, I would recommend posting OpenFAST compiler-related questions there, as all of the OpenFAST developers check github regularly.

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Re: Installation of OpenFAST

Postby Vishal.Sairam » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:07 am

Dear Dr Jonkman,

Is there any way to obtain a free license for the Intel Fortran Compiler package if one is not a student any longer? I am trying to build a model on openFAST but the license fee for the intel compiler is too expensive for my budget and the trial version with all the features is only valid for 30 days.

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Vishal S


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