Modeling Workshops

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Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

A workshop on the wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be held on August 7 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in conjunction with the inaugural meeting of the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA). Please see the attached invitation for more information. Registration will be limited to approximately 50 people, and preference will be given to those attending the entire NAWEA meeting. Those interested in attending should submit the registration form included with the attached invitation. Please forward this invitation to those you think would be interested.

Best regards,
NAWEA Inaugural Meeting Invitation.pdf (61.7 KB)

Dear All,

On August 7, 2012, I led a Wind Turbine Modeling Workshop at UMass in Amherst, MA. The presentations and sample simulations that were presented at this workshop are now available from: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … AmherstMA/. The presentations and sample simulations provide an overview of the NREL-developed CAE tools, with a focus on the capabilities of FAST, AeroDyn, and HydroDyn.

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Program will be hosting a workshop on the new modularization framework for the FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool. This workshop is specifically targeted at participants of the projects funded through DE-FOA-0000415 who are developing new offshore-related features for FAST, but other users of FAST who contribute (or are planning to contribute) to its development are encouraged to attend. This half-day workshop is free and will be held in conjunction with the AWEA OFFSHORE WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Virginia Beach, VA (USA) on October 8, 2012.

More information, including the workshop invitation, agenda, and registration form are attached. Registration will be limited to approximately 50 people, and preference will first be given to DE-FOA-0000415 project participants. We will open up a net-meeting for those who cannot attend in person. Those interested in attending (either in person or by net-meeting) should submit their registration form by September 21.

Best regards,
NewFASTModularizationFrameworkWorkshop_RegistrationForm.doc (42 KB)
NewFASTModularizationFrameworkWorkshop_Agenda.pdf (83.9 KB)
NewFASTModularizationFrameworkWorkshop_Invitation.pdf (98.7 KB)

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

On October 8, 2012, we held an NREL/DOE Workshop on the new modularization framework for the FAST wind turbine CAE tool. The presentations given at the workshop are now available from: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … iaBeachVA/.

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In conjunction with the Wind Energy Institute of Tokyo, the Japan Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (JEMA), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a workshop on the FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool developed by the NREL will be held on April 17, 2013 at the JEMA headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. More information, including a registration form, is available from here:

jema-net.or.jp/Japanese/info … 30417.html (in Japanese)
translate.google.com/translate?s … 30417.html (in English)

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

On April 17, 2013 I led a Wind Turbine Modeling Workshop at JEMA in Tokyo, Japan. The presentations and sample simulations that were presented at this workshop are now available from: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … okyoJapan/. The presentations and sample simulations provide an overview of the NREL-developed CAE tools, with a focus on the capabilities of FAST, AeroDyn, and HydroDyn.

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

A workshop on the FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be held on August 9 at the University of Colorado Boulder. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2013 North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) Symposium taking place August 6-8.

To attend the FAST workshop, you must register for the NAWEA Symposium and indicate your desire to attend the workshop on the registration form. Please note that the FAST workshop will be limited to the first 50 registrants. More information, including a registration form, is available here: nawea.org/2013-symposium/.

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

On August 9, 2013 I led a Wind Turbine Modeling Workshop at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado (USA) held in conjunction with the 2013 North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) Symposium. The presentations and sample simulations that were presented at this workshop are now available from: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … BoulderCO/. The presentations and sample simulations provide an overview of the NREL-developed CAE tools, with a focus on the capabilities of FAST, AeroDyn, and HydroDyn.

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In partnership with the Endowed Chair of Wind Energy (SWE) at the University of Stuttgart and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a workshop on the FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) software tool developed by NREL will be held on November 20, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. More information, including a registration form, is available from: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … rtGermany/.

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

On November 20, 2013 I led a Wind Turbine Modeling Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany held in conjunction with EWEA Offshore. The presentations and sample simulations that were presented at this workshop are now available from: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … rtGermany/. The presentations and sample simulations provide an overview of the NREL-developed CAE tools, with a focus on FAST v8.

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In partnership with the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a workshop on the FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering (CAE) software tool developed by NREL will be held on September 11 – 12, 2014 in Bergen, Norway. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry Bergen taking place September 9. More information, including a registration form is available from: norcowe.no/index.cfm?id=412931.

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In partnership with the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), I led a Wind Turbine Modeling Workshop in Bergen, Norway on September 11-12, 2014. The presentations and sample simulations that were presented at this workshop are now available from: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … genNorway/. The presentations and sample simulations provide an overview of the NREL-developed CAE tools, with a focus on FAST v8.

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In conjunction with the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) 2015 Symposium, I led a pre-conference seminar on June 8, 2015 regarding the FAST wind turbine multi-physics engineering tool. The presentation provides an overview of FAST and outlines the planned transition to an open-source developer community. The presentation from this seminar is now available from here: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … onkman.pdf.

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In conjunction with the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) 2017 Symposium, I led a pre-conference seminar on September 26, 2017 regarding the FAST wind turbine multi-physics engineering tool. The presentation provides an overview of FAST and outlines the planned transition to an open-source developer community. The presentation from this seminar is now available from here: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/Pr … onkman.pdf

Enjoy!

Best regards,

Dear NWTC forum members,

My colleagues and I are offering an online course in the Spring 2019 semester on wind turbine simulation using FAST (specifically we will use OpenFAST). Students will learn how to download and run FAST, how to generate and modify input files, how to run various simulation conditions, and how to analyze output data. At the end of the course students should be highly competent users of FAST, ready to perform loads and energy generation analysis and try out new design modifications of their own.

The course is made up of 9 online modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to OpenFAST
Unit 2: Anatomy of a wind turbine
Unit 3: Pre- and post-processing
Unit 4: ElastoDyn and SubDyn
Unit 5: Aerodyn, InfloWind, and TurbSim
Unit 6: HydroDyn
Unit 7: Floating structures
Unit 8: ServoDyn
Unit 9: Advanced techniques

More info on registration is here:

https://www.umass.edu/cpe/class/spring-2019/21853/special-topics-modeling-wind-turbines-fast-code

Dear NWTC forum members,

My colleagues and I are offering an online course in the Summer of 2019 semester on wind turbine simulation using FAST (specifically we will use OpenFAST). Students will learn how to download and run FAST, how to generate and modify input files, how to run various simulation conditions, and how to analyze output data. At the end of the course students should be highly competent users of FAST, ready to perform loads and energy generation analysis and try out new design modifications of their own.

The course is made up of 9 online modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to OpenFAST
Unit 2: Anatomy of a wind turbine
Unit 3: Pre- and post-processing
Unit 4: ElastoDyn and SubDyn
Unit 5: Aerodyn, InfloWind, and TurbSim
Unit 6: HydroDyn
Unit 7: Floating structures
Unit 8: ServoDyn
Unit 9: Advanced techniques

More info on registration is here:

umass.edu/cpe/class/summer- … -fast-code

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In partnership with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is hosting two mini-workshops on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in conjunction with the NAWEA / WindTech 2019 Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts (USA). One workshop will be on OpenFAST and another on SOWFA and Nalu-Wind. Please find more information–and links to register–in the attached announcement.

113243-5000-WIND (EERE U) Veers NAWEA-Email-4-wiegele-FZ_Rev2.pdf (104 KB)
Best regards,

Dear NWTC forum members,

My colleagues and I are offering an online course in the Spring 2020 semester on wind turbine simulation using FAST (specifically we will use OpenFAST). Students will learn how to download and run FAST, how to generate and modify input files, how to run various simulation conditions, and how to analyze output data. At the end of the course students should be highly competent users of FAST, ready to perform loads and energy generation analysis and try out new design modifications of their own.

The course is made up of 9 online modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to OpenFAST
Unit 2: Anatomy of a wind turbine
Unit 3: Pre- and post-processing
Unit 4: ElastoDyn and SubDyn
Unit 5: Aerodyn, InfloWind, and TurbSim
Unit 6: HydroDyn
Unit 7: Floating structures
Unit 8: ServoDyn
Unit 9: Advanced techniques

The course is open to non-citizens of the U.S. There are no explicit prerequisites, but the course has been developed by engineers and the assumption is that many students of the course have an engineering or technical background. Modules are released weekly, and you can work on your own schedule, so no need to schedule any specific times for the class.

More info on registration is here:

https://www.umass.edu/online/class/spring-2020/51033/special-topics-modeling-wind-turbines-fast-code

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

In partnership with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted a mini-workshop on OpenFAST on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in conjunction with the NAWEA / WindTech 2019 Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts (USA). The presentation from the OpenFAST workshop is available here: wind.nrel.gov/public/jjonkman/P … onkman.pdf.

Best regards,