Wind Farm Layout and Visualisation Utilising OpenFAST

The design of industrial grade wind turbines and wind farms have been made possible utilising OpenFAST. Considering the increasing development in technologies, this application is opensource from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Unlike other purchased applications, the FAST application consist of several moving parts. It however lacks a simplified graphical user interface.

See also:

  1. Onshore Structural Design
  2. How to Design Each Facility Feature
  3. Horizontal Vessel Design
  4. Vertical Vessel Design
  5. Above Ground Storage Tank Design
  6. Design Overview of a Wind Farm
  7. Wind Turbine System Design

The field of wind energy technology has been around may be longer than other energy forms, but is only in recent years advancements in automation of design is occurring. Understanding the OpenFAST application is done with the user documentation which has been visualised through videos in the links above.


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