OLAF User's Guide and Theory Manual

Kelsey Shaler, Emmanuel Branlard, Andy Platt

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report consists of the user's guild and theory manual for a newly-integrated free vortex wake method (OLAF) into OpenFAST. The report will serve as a reference for all pertinent theoretical information, as well as compilation/use instructions and best-practices for using the code.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-75959


  • free vortex wake
  • lifting line
  • OpenFAST
  • vortex methods


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