Using a subset of ElastoDyn's capability


Is it possible to use ElastoDyn to model only a sub-set of its entire capability? I wish to model the floater structure independently but use ElastoDyn to structurally model the rest of the tower. Specifically, can the floater component of ElastoDyn be easily decoupled from ElastoDyn itself?


Dear Aonghus,

This sounds similar to how SubDyn is coupled to FAST v8. I’m sure it is possible to couple a separate structural module to model the floating platform, but it would take a bit of work.

Best regards,