I am currently using FAST 7 to do some simulation. There is a place in “NRELOffshrBsline5MW_TMD_v710.fst” file to include the platform file which is shown below. I am wondering if this is the place where I can define the properties of the platform and also the properties of the wave? If so, what is the template for the platform file? I found a file called “platform.dat” in the archive of FAST 7 where no wave information included. I am not sure if I can use the Hydrodyn file of FAST 8 in FAST 7?
Actually, I am not using the FAST 7 on purpose as I know this has been figured out in FAST 8. As I am trying to recurrent the simulation of other papers where they used the wave and wind excitation for offshore wind turbines.