AeroDyn

A time-domain wind turbine aerodynamics module
This page is for AeroDyn v15, using the new FAST Modularization Framework developed at NREL.

by Greg Hayman and Bonnie Jonkman
theory supported by Rick Damiani, Ph.D., P.E. and Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
National Wind Technology Center

AeroDyn is a time-domain wind turbine aerodynamics module that has been coupled into the FAST version 8 multi-physics engineering tool to enable aero-elastic simulation of horizontal-axis wind turbines. AeroDyn can also be driven as a standalone code to compute wind turbine aerodynamic response uncoupled from FAST.

You may download the following files from our server:

Documentation

  • Change Log
    This is a list of changes made to the code.
     
  • AeroDyn Manual (draft version, 26-Jul-2016)

    Read this document to learn about the algorithms implemented in AeroDyn and how to use the software.

  • Dynamic Stall Module (draft version, 13-Apr-2016)

    Read this document to learn about the dynamic stall model implemented in AeroDyn.

AeroDyn Archives (v15.03.00, 27-Jul-2016)

 

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If you want to refer to this website in a report, here is a reference you can use:
NWTC Information Portal (AeroDyn).  https://nwtc.nrel.gov/AeroDyn. Last modified 27-July-2016 ; Accessed 23-February-2017