Dear Jason,

I guess what you are trying to say that my turbsim file is incompatible with the aerodyn file of my model, i am sending my aerodyn input and wind input file, kindly tell me what is wrong with it as i tried a lot but not achieving any success.

AEODYN INPUT FILE

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------- AERODYN v15.03.* INPUT FILE ------------------------------------------------

NREL 5.0 MW offshore baseline aerodynamic input properties.

====== General Options ============================================================================

False Echo - Echo the input to “.AD.ech”? (flag)

“default” DTAero - Time interval for aerodynamic calculations {or “default”} (s)

1 WakeMod - Type of wake/induction model (switch) {0=none, 1=BEMT}

2 AFAeroMod - Type of blade airfoil aerodynamics model (switch) {1=steady model, 2=Beddoes-Leishman unsteady model}

1 TwrPotent - Type tower influence on wind based on potential flow around the tower (switch) {0=none, 1=baseline potential flow, 2=potential flow with Bak correction}

False TwrShadow – Calculate tower influence on wind based on downstream tower shadow? (flag)

True TwrAero - Calculate tower aerodynamic loads? (flag)

False FrozenWake - Assume frozen wake during linearization? (flag) [used only when WakeMod=1 and when linearizing]

====== Environmental Conditions ===================================================================

1.225 AirDens - Air density (kg/m^3)

1.464E-05 KinVisc - Kinematic air viscosity (m^2/s)

335 SpdSound - Speed of sound (m/s)

====== Blade-Element/Momentum Theory Options ====================================================== [used only when WakeMod=1]

2 SkewMod - Type of skewed-wake correction model (switch) {1=uncoupled, 2=Pitt/Peters, 3=coupled} [used only when WakeMod=1]

True TipLoss - Use the Prandtl tip-loss model? (flag) [used only when WakeMod=1]

True HubLoss - Use the Prandtl hub-loss model? (flag) [used only when WakeMod=1]

true TanInd - Include tangential induction in BEMT calculations? (flag) [used only when WakeMod=1]

False AIDrag - Include the drag term in the axial-induction calculation? (flag) [used only when WakeMod=1]

False TIDrag - Include the drag term in the tangential-induction calculation? (flag) [used only when WakeMod=1 and TanInd=TRUE]

“Default” IndToler - Convergence tolerance for BEMT nonlinear solve residual equation {or “default”} (-) [used only when WakeMod=1]

100 MaxIter - Maximum number of iteration steps (-) [used only when WakeMod=1]

====== Beddoes-Leishman Unsteady Airfoil Aerodynamics Options ===================================== [used only when AFAeroMod=2]

3 UAMod - Unsteady Aero Model Switch (switch) {1=Baseline model (Original), 2=Gonzalez’s variant (changes in Cn,Cc,Cm), 3=Minemma/Pierce variant (changes in Cc and Cm)} [used only when AFAeroMod=2]

True FLookup - Flag to indicate whether a lookup for f’ will be calculated (TRUE) or whether best-fit exponential equations will be used (FALSE); if FALSE S1-S4 must be provided in airfoil input files (flag) [used only when AFAeroMod=2]

====== Airfoil Information =========================================================================

1 InCol_Alfa - The column in the airfoil tables that contains the angle of attack (-)

2 InCol_Cl - The column in the airfoil tables that contains the lift coefficient (-)

3 InCol_Cd - The column in the airfoil tables that contains the drag coefficient (-)

4 InCol_Cm - The column in the airfoil tables that contains the pitching-moment coefficient; use zero if there is no Cm column (-)

0 InCol_Cpmin - The column in the airfoil tables that contains the Cpmin coefficient; use zero if there is no Cpmin column (-)

8 NumAFfiles - Number of airfoil files used (-)

“Airfoils/Cylinder1.dat” AFNames - Airfoil file names (NumAFfiles lines) (quoted strings)

“Airfoils/Cylinder2.dat”

“Airfoils/DU40_A17.dat”

“Airfoils/DU35_A17.dat”

“Airfoils/DU30_A17.dat”

“Airfoils/DU25_A17.dat”

“Airfoils/DU21_A17.dat”

“Airfoils/NACA64_A17.dat”

====== Rotor/Blade Properties =====================================================================

True UseBlCm - Include aerodynamic pitching moment in calculations? (flag)

“NRELOffshrBsline5MW_AeroDyn_blade.dat” ADBlFile(1) - Name of file containing distributed aerodynamic properties for Blade #1 (-)

“NRELOffshrBsline5MW_AeroDyn_blade.dat” ADBlFile(2) - Name of file containing distributed aerodynamic properties for Blade #2 (-) [unused if NumBl < 2]

“NRELOffshrBsline5MW_AeroDyn_blade.dat” ADBlFile(3) - Name of file containing distributed aerodynamic properties for Blade #3 (-) [unused if NumBl < 3]

====== Tower Influence and Aerodynamics ============================================================= [used only when TwrPotent/=0, TwrShadow=True, or TwrAero=True]

12 NumTwrNds - Number of tower nodes used in the analysis (-) [used only when TwrPotent/=0, TwrShadow=True, or TwrAero=True]

TwrElev TwrDiam TwrCd

(m) (m) (-)

0.0000000E+00 6.0000000E+00 1.0000000E+00

8.5261000E+00 5.7870000E+00 1.0000000E+00

1.7053000E+01 5.5740000E+00 1.0000000E+00

2.5579000E+01 5.3610000E+00 1.0000000E+00

3.4105000E+01 5.1480000E+00 1.0000000E+00

4.2633000E+01 4.9350000E+00 1.0000000E+00

5.1158000E+01 4.7220000E+00 1.0000000E+00

5.9685000E+01 4.5090000E+00 1.0000000E+00

6.8211000E+01 4.2960000E+00 1.0000000E+00

7.6738000E+01 4.0830000E+00 1.0000000E+00

8.5268000E+01 3.8700000E+00 1.0000000E+00

8.7600000E+01 3.8700000E+00 1.0000000E+00

====== Outputs ====================================================================================

True SumPrint - Generate a summary file listing input options and interpolated properties to “.AD.sum”? (flag)

0 NBlOuts - Number of blade node outputs [0 - 9] (-)

1, 9, 19 BlOutNd - Blade nodes whose values will be output (-)

0 NTwOuts - Number of tower node outputs [0 - 9] (-)

1, 2, 6 TwOutNd - Tower nodes whose values will be output (-)

OutList - The next line(s) contains a list of output parameters. See OutListParameters.xlsx for a listing of available output channels, (-)

END of input file (the word “END” must appear in the first 3 columns of this last OutList line)

and here is the wind input file(11p4mps.wnd)

TurbSim Input File. Valid for TurbSim v1.50; 17-May-2010; Example file that can be used with simulations for the NREL 5MW Baseline Turbine

---------Runtime Options-----------------------------------

2090630798 The first seed

RanLux RandSeed2 - Second random seed (-2147483648 to 2147483647) for intrinsic pRNG, or an alternative pRNG: “RanLux” or “RNSNLW”

False WrBHHTP - Output hub-height turbulence parameters in binary form? (Generates RootName.bin)

False WrFHHTP - Output hub-height turbulence parameters in formatted form? (Generates RootName.dat)

False WrADHH - Output hub-height time-series data in AeroDyn form? (Generates RootName.hh)

True WrADFF - Output full-field time-series data in TurbSim/AeroDyn form? (Generates RootName.bts)

True WrBLFF - Output full-field time-series data in BLADED/AeroDyn form? (Generates RootName.wnd)

True WrADTWR - Output tower time-series data? (Generates RootName.twr)

False WrFMTFF - Output full-field time-series data in formatted (readable) form? (Generates RootName.u, RootName.v, RootName.w)

False WrACT - Output coherent turbulence time steps in AeroDyn form? (Generates RootName.cts)

True Clockwise - Clockwise rotation looking downwind? (used only for full-field binary files - not necessary for AeroDyn)

0 ScaleIEC - Scale IEC turbulence models to exact target standard deviation? [0=no additional scaling; 1=use hub scale uniformly; 2=use individual scales]

--------Turbine/Model Specifications-----------------------

31 NumGrid_Z - Vertical grid-point matrix dimension

31 NumGrid_Y - Horizontal grid-point matrix dimension

0.01 TimeStep - Time step [seconds]

600.0 AnalysisTime - Length of analysis time series [seconds]

10.0 UsableTime - Usable length of output time series [seconds] (program will add GridWidth/MeanHHWS seconds)

90.0 HubHt - Hub height [m] (should be > 0.5*GridHeight)*

170.0 GridHeight - Grid height [m]

170.0 GridWidth - Grid width [m] (should be >= 2(RotorRadius+ShaftLength))

0 VFlowAng - Vertical mean flow (uptilt) angle [degrees]

0 HFlowAng - Horizontal mean flow (skew) angle [degrees]

--------Meteorological Boundary Conditions-------------------

IECKAI TurbModel - Turbulence model (“IECKAI”=Kaimal, “IECVKM”=von Karman, “GP_LLJ”, “NWTCUP”, “SMOOTH”, “WF_UPW”, “WF_07D”, “WF_14D”, or “NONE”)

“1-ed3” IECstandard - Number of IEC 61400-x standard (x=1,2, or 3 with optional 61400-1 edition number (i.e. “1-Ed2”) )

“A” IECturbc - IEC turbulence characteristic (“A”, “B”, “C” or the turbulence intensity in percent) (“KHTEST” option with NWTCUP, not used for other models)

NTM IEC_WindType - IEC turbulence type (“NTM”=normal, “xETM”=extreme turbulence, “xEWM1”=extreme 1-year wind, “xEWM50”=extreme 50-year wind, where x=wind turbine class 1, 2, or 3)

default ETMc - IEC Extreme turbulence model “c” parameter [m/s]

default WindProfileType - Wind profile type (“JET”=Low-level jet,“LOG”=Logarithmic,“PL”=Power law, or “default”, or “USR”=User-defined)

87.2876 RefHt - Height of the reference wind speed [m]

11.4 URef - Mean (total) wind speed at the reference height [m/s]

default ZJetMax - Jet height [m] (used only for JET wind profile, valid 70-490 m)

default PLExp - Power law exponent [-] (or “default”)

default Z0 - Surface roughness length [m] (or “default”)

--------Non-IEC Meteorological Boundary Conditions------------

[0] Latitude - Site latitude [degrees] (or “default”)

0.05 RICH_NO - Gradient Richardson number

default UStar - Friction or shear velocity [m/s] (or “default”)

default ZI - Mixing layer depth [m] (or “default”)

default PC_UW - Hub mean u’w’ Reynolds stress [(m/s)^2] (or “default”)

default PC_UV - Hub mean u’v’ Reynolds stress [(m/s)^2] (or “default”)

default PC_VW - Hub mean v’w’ Reynolds stress [(m/s)^2] (or “default”)

default IncDec1 - u-component coherence parameters (e.g. “10.0 0.3e-3” in quotes) (or “default”)

default IncDec2 - v-component coherence parameters (e.g. “10.0 0.3e-3” in quotes) (or “default”)

default IncDec3 - w-component coherence parameters (e.g. “10.0 0.3e-3” in quotes) (or “default”)

default CohExp - Coherence exponent (or “default”)

--------Coherent Turbulence Scaling Parameters-------------------

“E:\TurbSim_v150\EventData” CTEventPath - Name of the path where event data files are located

“Random” CTEventFile - Type of event files (“random”, “les” or “dns”)

true Randomize - Randomize disturbance scale and location? (true/false)

1.0 DistScl - Disturbance scale (ratio of dataset height to rotor disk).

0.5 CTLy - Fractional location of tower centerline from right (looking downwind) to left side of the dataset.

0.5 CTLz - Fractional location of hub height from the bottom of the dataset.

30.0 CTStartTime - Minimum start time for coherent structures in RootName.cts [seconds]

And here is the inflow wind file where i have called the turbsim file

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------- InflowWind v3.01.* INPUT FILE -------------------------------------------------------------------------

12 m/s turbulent winds on 31x31 FF grid and tower for FAST CertTests #18, #19, #21, #22, #23, and #24

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False Echo - Echo input data to .ech (flag)

3 WindType - switch for wind file type (1=steady; 2=uniform; 3=binary TurbSim FF; 4=binary Bladed-style FF; 5=HAWC format; 6=User defined)

0 PropagationDir - Direction of wind propagation (meteoroligical rotation from aligned with X (positive rotates towards -Y) – degrees)

1 NWindVel - Number of points to output the wind velocity (0 to 9)

0 WindVxiList - List of coordinates in the inertial X direction (m)

0 WindVyiList - List of coordinates in the inertial Y direction (m)

90 WindVziList - List of coordinates in the inertial Z direction (m)

================== Parameters for Steady Wind Conditions [used only for WindType = 1] =========================

10 HWindSpeed - Horizontal windspeed (m/s)

90 RefHt - Reference height for horizontal wind speed (m)

0.2 PLexp - Power law exponent (-)

================== Parameters for Uniform wind file [used only for WindType = 2] ============================

“Wind/90m_12mps_twr.bts” Filename - Filename of time series data for uniform wind field. (-)

90 RefHt - Reference height for horizontal wind speed (m)

125.88 RefLength - Reference length for linear horizontal and vertical sheer (-)

================== Parameters for Binary TurbSim Full-Field files [used only for WindType = 3] ==============

“Wind/11p4mps.bts” Filename - Name of the Full field wind file to use (.bts)

================== Parameters for Binary Bladed-style Full-Field files [used only for WindType = 4] =========

“Wind/90m_12mps_twr” FilenameRoot - Rootname of the full-field wind file to use (.wnd, .sum)

False TowerFile - Have tower file (.twr) (flag)

================== Parameters for HAWC-format binary files [Only used with WindType = 5] =====================

“wasp\Output\basic_5u.bin” FileName_u - name of the file containing the u-component fluctuating wind (.bin)

“wasp\Output\basic_5v.bin” FileName_v - name of the file containing the v-component fluctuating wind (.bin)

“wasp\Output\basic_5w.bin” FileName_w - name of the file containing the w-component fluctuating wind (.bin)

600 nx - number of grids in the x direction (in the 3 files above) (-)

320 ny - number of grids in the y direction (in the 3 files above) (-)

320 nz - number of grids in the z direction (in the 3 files above) (-)

16 dx - distance (in meters) between points in the x direction (m)

3 dy - distance (in meters) between points in the y direction (m)

3 dz - distance (in meters) between points in the z direction (m)

90 RefHt - reference height; the height (in meters) of the vertical center of the grid (m)

------------- Scaling parameters for turbulence ---------------------------------------------------------

1 ScaleMethod - Turbulence scaling method [0 = none, 1 = direct scaling, 2 = calculate scaling factor based on a desired standard deviation]

1 SFx - Turbulence scaling factor for the x direction (-) [ScaleMethod=1]

1 SFy - Turbulence scaling factor for the y direction (-) [ScaleMethod=1]

1 SFz - Turbulence scaling factor for the z direction (-) [ScaleMethod=1]

12 SigmaFx - Turbulence standard deviation to calculate scaling from in x direction (m/s) [ScaleMethod=2]

8 SigmaFy - Turbulence standard deviation to calculate scaling from in y direction (m/s) [ScaleMethod=2]

2 SigmaFz - Turbulence standard deviation to calculate scaling from in z direction (m/s) [ScaleMethod=2]

------------- Mean wind profile parameters (added to HAWC-format files) ---------------------------------

15 URef - Mean u-component wind speed at the reference height (m/s)

2 WindProfile - Wind profile type (0=constant;1=logarithmic,2=power law)

0.2 PLExp - Power law exponent (-) (used for PL wind profile type only)

0.03 Z0 - Surface roughness length (m) (used for LG wind profile type only)

====================== OUTPUT ==================================================

False SumPrint - Print summary data to .IfW.sum (flag)

OutList - The next line(s) contains a list of output parameters. See OutListParameters.xlsx for a listing of available output channels, (-)

“Wind1VelX” X-direction wind velocity at point WindList(1)

“Wind1VelY” Y-direction wind velocity at point WindList(1)

“Wind1VelZ” Z-direction wind velocity at point WindList(1)

END of input file (the word “END” must appear in the first 3 columns of this last OutList line)

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