Training Program of OpenFAST for the Design of Offshore Wind Turbines ONLINE

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29-30 April 2024


The design of wind turbines requires engineers to run thousands of fully coupled aero-hydroservo-elastic simulations, including power production, start-up, shutdown and other fault-type design load cases. OpenFAST is a well-validated and widely-used open source tool for coupled simulations of wind turbines. However, it is difficult to use OpenFAST for the new users due to the absence of the graphical user interface. This course aims to deliver a training program for the design of offshore wind turbine including floating type and fixed-bottom foundation. The 8 lectures will be delivered by Dr Yang Yang who is a very professional user of OpenFAST, which is developed by NREL, USA. This course will introduce how to download, compile, and run the OpenFAST program. The monopile type and semi-submersiblefloating NREL 5MW wind turbines are used for the case study. 


Engineers & scientists involved in the design and analysis of offshore floating wind turbine structures including foundations. Personnel from oil companies, 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 of the workshop will be £695+VAT (UK VAT ONLY) which includes course notes.


The lecture notes will be sent in advance.


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

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