Wind Turbine Model

Hallo all,

I’m new here, and this my first post.

I’ve recently started my research in “Load reduction of wind turbines”. I’m looking for a good wind turbine model to use in my first simulations, FAST looks promising. However, I couldn’t find any documents that gives some idea about the programmed model of the wind turbine, what is included in this model, and what is missing!!

The provided information in “FAST User’s Guide” is not enough, I’m looking for more detailed model information.

I really appreciate if some one could guide me to such information!

Thanks in advance

Rannam Chaaban.
Siegen - Germany.

Dear Rannam,

Please see the forum topic found here for information regarding the structural, aerodynamic, and hydrodynamic theories of FAST: http://forums.nrel.gov/t/coupled-blade-modes-in-fast/314/1.

I hope that helps.

Best regards,