Question about Seismic

Dear Jason
I am a newcomer to FAST. And I wonder since there already is seismic in FAST.v7, why OpenFAST don’t have the ability to calculate earthquake. Or , I mean, I wonder what makes it not easy to implement seismic from v7 to OpenFAST, with seismic related code already been coded, and OpenFAST actually developed from v7?
Thank you! Best wishes.

Dear @KeHao.Qian,

The short answer is that NREL has not yet been funded to port the FAST v7 functionality into OpenFAST. There are also a few changes we’d like to see made the Seismic functionality of FAST v7 before porting to OpenFAST that prevent this from being a trivial task.

That said, you can mimic what the Seismic functionality of FAST v7 does via the external platform MCKF (CompSub = 2) option of OpenFAST, as has been discussed in several forum topics.

Best regards,

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