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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Special Topics- Modeling Wind Turbines with the FAST Code

CE-ENGIN 597WT

In this course, students will learn how to use the FAST code to simulate wind turbines. FAST is a free, open-source code created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It models the aerodynamics, structural dynamics, hydrodynamics, and control of a wind turbine. Students will learn how to download and run FAST, how to generate and modify input files, and how to analyze output data. At the end of the course students should be highly competent users of FAST, ready to perform loads and energy generation analysis and try out new design modifications of their own.
Course Details

Fall 2021

Open

On-Line
Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
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23547
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Base Cost: $1,707 ($569/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Sep 01, 2021
End date: Dec 08, 2021
Last day to add: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to drop: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Oct 28, 2021