Design Codes Workshop in Trondheim, Norway

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

I am pleased to announce that Professor Geir Moe of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will be hosting a workshop on the US DOE Wind Program-sponsored wind turbine design codes developed by NREL. (For an overview of these codes, please see This one-day workshop is free and will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Tondheim, Norway (exact times TBD). Jason Jonkman from NREL will lead the workshop. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Design Codes Overview
  2. FAST
  4. AeroDyn
  5. HydroDyn
  6. Summary of Ancillary Tools and Pre- and Post-Processors
  7. Demonstration of Key Features

The 1st presentation provides a general overview of the various codes and how they work together. Presentations 2-5 give the basic theory, structure, features, and future plans of the main components of the coupled aero-hydro-servo-elastic solution. The 6th presentation is a general overview of the basic features and future plans of the ancillary tools and pre- and post-processors that are needed when running the coupled aero-hydro-servo-elastic codes. The rest of the day will be spent demonstrating key features.

This is the first workshop on NREL-developed codes that has been held outside of the U.S. and the attendance is not limited to students and staff of NTNU. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Debbie Koremen of NTNU. Overall attendance is limited and RSVPs will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The workshop will be held in lecture room Galleriet 4, in Høgskoleveien 7 (alias ’Byggteknisk’) on the Gløshaugen campus of NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Directions are as follows (quoted from an e-mail by Geir Moe): “The NTNU main campus is Gloshaugen. At the lower end of the Gloshaugen campus you find two buildings joined by a walk bridge, denoted ‘Byggteknisk’. Lecture room ‘Galleriet 4’ is found by entering through the door on the upper right corner in the map, then turning right and entering a corridor and following it for some 30 m to find ‘Galleriet 4’. For a map, see”

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

The presentations given at the Design Codes Workshop that took place on September 23, 2010 at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway are now available online: … eimNorway/. Also included on that website are a series of sample test cases that demonstrate the various features of FAST with AeroDyn and HydroDyn. Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Jason,

Thank you very much for posting these files to the forum! Even though I have been working with the NREL’s design codes for some months now, these PDFs are a nice overview and clarify a few things for me. Greatly appreciated!

Best regards,
Luiz da Rocha