Open FAST for the design of Wind Turbine Structures

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In -House Course


OpenFAST is a wind turbine simulationtool which builds on FAST v8. It was created with the goal of being acommunity model developed and used by research laboratories, academia, and industry. It is managed by a dedicated team at the National Renewable EnergyLab. FAST v8 is a computer-aided engineering tool for simulating the coupled dynamic response of wind turbines. FAST join aerodynamics models, hydrodynamics models for offshore structures, control andelectrical system (servo) dynamics models, and structural (elastic) dynamics models toenable coupled nonlinear aero- hydro- servo-elastic simulation in the time domain.The FAST tool enables the analysis of a range of wind turbine configurations, including two- or three- blade horizontal- axis rotor, pitch or stall regulation, rigid orteetering hub, upwind or downwind rotor, and lattice or tubular tower. The wind turbine can be modeled on land or offshoreon fixed-bottom or floating substructures. FAST is based on advanced engineering models derived from fundamental laws, butwith appropriate simplifications and assumptions, and supplemented where applicable with computational solutions and test data.


Engineers & scientists involved in the design and analysis of offshore floating wind turbine structures including foundations. Personnel from oilcompanies, class societies and offshore structures builders will benefit from attending this course. The course is innovative in both content & structure with careful balance of theory & practice.


The registration fee for the course will be £3000 plus VAT (UK ONLY) for a minimum of 6 people. For additional persons, it will be £600 plus VAT per person.


Payments can be made by cheque(made payable to ASRANet Ltd.), cashor bank transfer. Please enquire for details.

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