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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

Summer 2022

Open

On-Line
May 19, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
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41601
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Base Cost: $1,950 ($650/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: May 19, 2022
End date: Jul 01, 2022
Last day to add: May 25, 2022
Last day to drop: May 25, 2022
Last day to withdraw: Jun 14, 2022