AeroDyn v14

This page is for AeroDyn v14, using the new FAST Modularization Framework developed at NREL.

source code supported by Bonnie Jonkman
theory supported by Jason Jonkman and Rick Damiani
National Wind Technology Center

AeroDyn is an aerodynamics software library (module) for use by designers of horizontal-axis wind turbines. It is written to be interfaced with a dynamics analysis software package for aero-elastic analysis of wind turbine models. This version of AeroDyn works only with the FAST Modularization Framework used in FAST v8. If you are looking for an older version of AeroDyn that works with FAST v7.02.00d-bjj, you can download AeroDyn v13 here.

You may download the following files from our server:

Documentation

  • AeroDyn Change Log (11-Apr-2016)

    This is a list of changes made to the code. Look at this text file to see if we've made worthwhile changes since you received your previous version of AeroDyn.

  • AeroDyn Documentation for the NewTower feature (220 KB, 3-October-2013)

    This file documents the NewTower feature that was added to AeroDyn v14.00.00.

AeroDyn Archives (v14.05.00a-bjj, 11-Apr-2016)

AeroDyn was developed with the NWTC Subroutine Library v2.08.00 and InflowWind v3.02.00a-bjj.
There are two types of archives you can download:

  • AeroDyn Archive for Windows® (8.8 MB exe)

    This is a self-extracting archive of AeroDyn for Windows®. Simply execute it in an appropriate directory to extract the files. It contains the alpha change log, the source code, documentation, and sample input files.

  • AeroDyn Archive (8.8 MB tar.gz)

    This is a compressed archive of AeroDyn. It contains the same files as AeroDyn Archive for Windows®, but is stored in tar.gz format for non-Windows® users.

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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 v14).  https://nwtc.nrel.gov/AeroDyn14. Last modified 11-April-2016 ; Accessed 22-March-2017