I am new to FAST, so I use Test26 as a practice to be more familiar with FAST. I noticed that there are two different type of nodes: FE Nodes and Blade Nodes.
I understand that you can increase the Blade node in the ElastoDyn input file, but I do not know where to increase the FE nodes (since the manual states that the number max. FE nodes is 9). Also, I got the error message if I specify order_elem >6. So I am wondering the differences between FE Nodes and Blade Nodes, and the relationship between FE Nodes and Order_elem.
The BeamDyn can provides outputs (deflection, force, moment) at each FE nodes. Is it possible for BeamDyn to provide outputs at each Blade Nodes? Or I have to interpret them from FE Nodes outputs?
Please let me know if my understanding of FAST is incorrect.
Thank you in advance for your help and clarification!!!