Producing Step wind or wind gust

Dear all,

I’m trying to check if my controller is functioning well and I need to check its response to wind gust &\ step wind. Is there a function implemented in FAST for that? If not how would you recommend to do so?
I checked the FAST and AeroDyn manuals but couldn’t find much.

Best regards
Masih

Dear Masih,

Please see my post dated Mar 05, 2014 in the following forum topic where I provide an example of a wind file with wind-speed steps: http://forums.nrel.gov/t/beginner-guide-for-matlab-simulink-and-fast/761/12. Please note that what were formerly called AeroDyn “hub-height” wind files are called “uniform wind files” in the InflowWind module of FAST v8 and OpenFAST.

Best regards,

Dear Jason,

Thank you for your answer. Are you sure this is the right link? Because there I couldn’t find any post from you on that date.

Best regards
Masih

Yes, the post has the following date/time stamp: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:19 am.

Best regards,