I have been using OpenFAST versions 2.6.0 & 3.0.0 lately, but unfortunately ran into trouble when trying to visualize results. As you can see from the images attached below, the spar support structure that should appear beneath the 5MW FOWT tower isn’t shown.
I understand from reading posts on Github that this is just a current limitation of the latest versions of OpenFAST (from v2.6.0 onwards).
As a result I’ve been trying to use version 2.5.0 instead, but it seems to have difficulty reading the ElastoDyn.dat file.
The location of the file is correct, so I’m not sure why this is. Does anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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OpenFAST-Unversioned from 718d46f707d78e85edf1b49d3b1a63e8e23e1aae
- Compiler: Intel(R) Fortran Compiler 2021
- Architecture: 64 bit
- Precision: single
- Date: Jun 28 2021
- Time: 14:28:41
- Date: 06/30/2021
- Time: 13:51:37+0100
OpenFAST input file heading:
FAST Certification Test #24: NREL 5.0 MW Baseline Wind Turbine with OC3 Hywind Configuration,
for use in offshore analysis
FAST_InitializeAll:ED_Init:ED_ReadInput:ReadPrimaryFile:OpenFInpFile:The input file,
“.\NRELOffshrBsline5MW_OC3Hywind_ElastoDyn.dat”, was not found.[/b]
FAST encountered an error during module initialization.
Simulation error level: FATAL ERROR