FAST v7

This page is for FAST v7, developed before the FAST Modularization Framework was introduced.

by Jason Jonkman, Ph.D.
National Wind Technology Center

FAST v7.02.00d-bjj is the last public release of FAST released before transitioning to the Modularization Framework.

We are currently transitioning from FAST to OpenFAST. For the most recent version of FAST, developed under this framework, please see the OpenFAST web site. While OpenFAST has many features not found in FAST v7, some features of FAST v7.02.00d-bjj have not yet been added to FAST v8 or OpenFAST, and some features of FAST v8 have not yet been added to OpenFAST. Thus, we will continue to support multiple versions of the software (FAST v7, FAST v8, and OpenFAST) until OpenFAST completely replaces older versions. If you are unsure which version of FAST you should use, please read the Guide to Changes in FAST v8 and the Transition to OpenFAST and OpenFAST Release Notes to help guide your decision (but usually the newest version is recommended).

You may download the following files from our server:

Documentation:

  • FAST Change Log (v7.02.00d-bjj, 248 KB, 23-February-2013)

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

  • FAST User's Guide (v3.01, 2.0 MB, 12-August-2005)

    This is the FAST User's Guide. Please refer to it when trying to understand how the program works. It is not included in the archive. Note: Some of the latest changes to FAST are not included in this guide; please also read the Addendum to the FAST User's Guide.

    If you want to refer to this User's Guide in a report, here is a reference for you:

    Jonkman, J. M.; Buhl Jr., M. L. "FAST User's Guide," NREL/EL-500-29798. Golden, Colorado: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2005.

  • Addendum to the FAST User's Guide

    Because we have not had the time to update the FAST User's Guide, we have temporarily left FAST v7.02.00d-bjj as an "alpha" version. We have created a document to guide you through the major changes in the updated code and to document the AeroDyn v13.00.00 interface. We encourage you to read it.

FAST Archives (v7.02.00d-bjj):

FAST v7.02.00d-bjj was developed with AeroDyn v13.00.02a-bjj, InflowWind v1.01.00b-bjj, and NWTC Subroutine Library v1.07.00b-mlb. You will need to download these archives if you wish to compile the program. The program has been tested with Intel® Visual Fortran Compiler XE 12.1.3.300 [IA-32] and gfortran 4.6.2. FAST v7.02.00d-bjj creates datasets for ADAMS2AD v13.01.*.

  • FAST Archive for Windows® (EXE 10.9 MB) (v7.02.00d-bjj, 27-February-2013)

    This is a self-extracting archive of FAST for Windows®. It contains the FAST source code, sample input files, installation-verification test procedure (regression test), and change log. It also contains the 32-bit FAST executable file (created with Intel® Visual Fortran Compiler XE 12.1.3.300 [IA-32]), the Simulink® S-function (created with MATLAB® 7.14.0.739 (R2012a) and Intel® Visual Fortran Compiler XE 12.1.3.300 [IA-32]), and the DLL for LabVIEW™ (created with Intel® Visual Fortran 10.1.024 for LabVIEW™ 2012 SP1 and LabVIEW™ Real-Time 2012 SP1). Note: You can download FAST_SFunc for 64-bit Windows® here. Please see this forum post for more information on compiling the FAST_SFunc for 64-bit Windows®.

  • FAST Archive for Linux (tar.gz 3.1 MB) (v7.02.00d-bjj, 27-February-2013)

    This is a compressed archive of FAST for non-Windows® users. It contains the FAST source code, sample input files, installation-verification test procedure (regression test), and change log.

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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 (FAST v7).  https://nwtc.nrel.gov/FAST7. Last modified 04-January-2018 ; Accessed 12-November-2018