I have the following problem: I would like to design a simple control for two turbines, using the output data of the first one as the inflow of the second one. Is it possible to run a simulation using FAST, including the two turbines and independent control for the two turbine? (In simulink using S-Func would be great.)
We are currently working on calibrating and validating FAST.Farm against high-fidelity modeling (SOWFA) results before the first public release. We were originally planning for the public release at the end of September, 2017, but we are not as far along with the validation as we’d like. Now I’m expecting the first public release later this fall.
We would like to develop a Simulink interface for FAST.Farm at some point, but we are not currently funded to do that. Currently, FAST.Farm and SOWFA can accept controllers implemented through the other controller interfaces (i.e., simple built-in controllers, Fortran routines, or Bladed-style DISCON DLL). The super controller of FAST.Farm and SOWFA is based on an extension of the Bladed-style DISCON DLL.
NREL does not really support DWM, which will be deprecated soon.
FAST.Farm has now been merged into the dev branch of OpenFAST (github.com/OpenFAST/openfast/tree/dev). So, you can now find the source code, documentation, and sample models there. I’ll announce the release formally once FAST.Farm gets merged to the main branch of OpenFAST.
I met annother problem recently. I try to use turbsim generate the ambient wind data(Binary TurbSim Full-Field files), i have no idea about some parameters ,such as NumGrid_Z/Y ? When i set the following parameters (as i shown in the figure 1),
Regarding the use of TurbSim within FAST.Farm, with Mod_AbmWind = 2, the same TurbSim field is used for both the low- and high-resolution domains of FAST.Farm and with Mod_AmbWind = 3, different TurbSim fields are used for the low-resolution domain and for each high-resolution domain. More information on this, and guidance for using TurbSim in conjunction with FAST.Farm, are provided in the FAST.Farm User’s Guide and Theory Manual: openfast.readthedocs.io/en/main … index.html.