FAST User's Guide - Updated August 2005

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The FAST (Fatigue, Aerodynamics, Structures, and Turbulence) Code is a comprehensive aeroelastic simulator capable of predicting both the extreme and fatigue loads of two- and three-bladed horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs). This document covers the features of FAST and outlines its operating procedures.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages143
StatePublished - 2005

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-500-38230


  • aerodynamics
  • aeroelastic simulator
  • fast
  • fatigue
  • horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT)
  • structures
  • turbulence


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