A set of routines that model tuned-mass damping, for use with FAST v8.
by William La Cava, Semyung Park, and Matt Lackner
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The tuned mass damper (TMD) module adds functionality to FAST v8 that simulates the addition of TMDs in the nacelle and/or tower for structural control. The TMDs are two independent, one- DOF, linear mass-spring-damping elements that act in the fore-aft and side-side directions or one single omni-directional TMD. They can be placed relative to the nacelle reference position or base of the undeflected tower using the options in the input file. The TMD module is added as a sub-module of ServoDyn.
The theory manual describes the theoretical background and the code changes in FAST v8. For application studies of these systems, refer to the citations in the documentation section below.
The TMD archives contain the theory manual, sample input files, a simple test, and all the source code necessary to compile the driver project. You may choose from two different formats:
This is a self-extracting archive of TMD for Windows. It also includes a TMD Driver executable and Visual Studio project for building the executable.
This is a compressed archive of TMD for non-Windows users.
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