4.2.4. BeamDyn User Guide and Theory Manual

This document offers a quick reference guide for the BeamDyn software program. It is intended to be used by the general user in combination with other OpenFAST manuals. The manual will be updated as new releases are issued and as needed to provide further information on advancements or modifications to the software. For reference, additional materials such as presentation slides, development plans, and publications can be downladed from the list below.

The authors are grateful to the U.S. Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Program and the NREL Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program through the grant “High-Fidelity Computational Modeling of Wind-Turbine Structural Dynamics” for supporting the development of this software.