FAST Flexible bending shaft setting

Dear everyone,

I want to simulate elastic low speed shaft with considering bending stiffness in FAST. But I found in FAST there is only a torsional DOF, to which I can give stiffness and damping. Does FAST have function of flexbile bending low speed shaft??

Cuz when I use BLADED, the drivetrain have a simple bending shaft model. So I wonder if FAST has the same function?? Thank you!


Dear Shuai,

No, FAST does not include a shaft-bending DOF. This is on our wish list of things to add, but we don’t have funding for it (yet).

Best regards,