Evaluation of RCAS Inflow Models for Wind Turbine Analysis

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The finite element structural modeling in the Rotorcraft Comprehensive Analysis System (RCAS) provides a state-of-the-art approach to aeroelastic analysis. This, coupled with its ability to model all turbine components, results in a methodology that can simulate complex system interactions characteristic of large wind. In addition, RCAS is uniquely capable of modeling advanced control algorithmsand the resulting dynamic responses.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages42
StatePublished - 2004

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-500-35109


  • RCAS
  • wind energy
  • wind turbines


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