Changing TMax to 600s simulation time

Dear all,

Im trying to do a 600s simulation on the 5MW NREL onshore turbine, as needed for the IEC-61400 standard.
I’m currently running test 18 with TMAX=60s. If I changed it to 600s the following error occurs(see attachments).
Do I have to change some other mode or parameters to perform a 600s simulation?

Best wishes,
Julius

Dear Julius,

The wind field generated by TurbSim must encompass the entire rotor for the entire simulation, including any structural displacement that might occur, or else you will get such errors. For a land-based wind turbine, I would typically set the grid size to be about 10% more than the rotor diameter in the horizontal and vertical directions. For a floating offshore wind turbine, I would set the grid size much larger. Please see the the forum topic linked here for an example TurbSim input file we’ve used for the NREL 5-MW baseline turbine: http://forums.nrel.gov/t/updated-nwtc-design-codes-available-on-our-web-site/237/8.

Best regards,

One other comment: The wind file distributed with the sample test cases contains is only about 60 seconds long. We did this to keep the size of the archives a reasonable size. If you want to run a longer simulation, you’ll have to use a different wind file.

Dear Jason,

thank you a lot. I changed the wind file and I could run the simulation for 600s. :slight_smile:

Best wishes,
Julius