AeroDyn V15.04: Design Tool for Wind and MHK Turbines

AeroDyn is a time-domain wind and MHK turbine aerodynamics module that can be coupled into the FAST version 8 multi-physics engineering tool to enable aero-elastic simulation of horizontal-axis wind turbines. AeroDyn V15.04 has been updated to include a cavitation check for MHK turbines, and can be driven as a standalone code to compute wind turbine aerodynamic response uncoupled from FAST. Note that while AeroDyn has been updated to v15.04, FAST v8.16 has not yet been updated and still uses AeroDyn v15.03.

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DOE Project Name: Tidal device field measurement campaign to validate tools
DOE Project Number: FY14 AOP 1121
DOE Project Lead: Alison LaBonte
DOI: 10.15473/1415580
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Data from April, 2017
Submitted May 4, 2017

National Renewable Energy Laboratory



Robynne Murray
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Greg Hayman
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jason Jonkman
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jason Jonkman
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rick Damiani
National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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