Dear Dr. Jason,
Up to now, to my limited understanding, in the elastoDyn module, the wind turbine is solved for its motion according to the aerodynamic forces (ignore other modules such hydrodynamic for now). My research goal is to simulate a tandem twin rotor wind turbine (including two rotors and a tower). Therefore, I think I should add up the aerodynamic forces of the two rotors and apply them to the same one platform. However, I could not find in which function to use the aerodynamic forces to solve for the platform motion, leading me to be unsure where to add the two aerodynamic forces for the purpose of summing them.
I’m not sure I’m on the right track for my research goal. Could you give me some suggestions?
Besides, could you please tell me which function in elastoDyn module solves the platform motion based on aerodynamics forces? Also, are there any specific manuals for the elastoDyn module?