Online OpenFAST Modeling Workshop now Available from UMass Amherst

Dear NWTC forum members,

My colleagues and I are offering an online workshop on wind turbine simulation using OpenFAST. Participants will learn how to download and run OpenFAST, how to generate and modify input files, how to run various simulation conditions, and how to analyze output data. At the end of the workshop students should be highly competent users of OpenFAST, ready to perform loads and energy generation analysis and try out new design modifications of their own.

The workshop 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 workshop is open to non-citizens of the U.S. There are no explicit prerequisites, but the workshop has been developed by engineers for those with an engineering or technical background. The workshop is self-paced and completely asynchronous. You can also receive professional continuing education credits (CEUs) towards license renewal.

More info on registration is here.