PreComp Theory

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PreComp Theory

Postby Arka.Mitra » Fri May 08, 2020 11:07 pm


I would like to know the underlying theories in PreComp calculations. Is it possible to provide any kind of theory manual?

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Re: PreComp Theory

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Mon May 11, 2020 7:03 am

Hi Arka,

I'm not aware that a PreComp Theory manual was ever written, and Gunjit Bir--the developer of PreComp--is no longer employed at NREL. The PreComp User's Guide references the following journal publication, although it specifically says "PreComp has been developed anew and offers features not available in the earlier code": ... Structural. Regardless, this publication may be a good place to start.

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