4. User Documentation
We are in the process of transitioning legacy FAST v8 documentation, which can be found at https://www.nrel.gov/wind/nwtc.html.
Much of the documentation here is legacy documentation from FAST v8. While most of it is still directly applicable to OpenFAST, portions may be out of date.
Workshop material, legacy documentation, and other resources are listed below.
OutListParameters.xlsx- Contains the full list of outputs for each module.
4.2. Module Documentation
This section contains documentation for the OpenFAST module-coupling environment and its underlying modules. Documentation covers usage of models, underlying theory, and in some cases module verification.
The following modules do not currently have formal documentation or are contributed to OpenFAST from organizations external to NREL and the core OpenFAST team. As documentation is added, these resources will be moved to their appropriate location. If newer versions of the external resources are available, please open a GitHub Issue with the information for the new documentation.
4.3. Modularization Framework
Information specific to the modularization framework of OpenFAST is provided here. These are a collection of publications, presentations, and past studies on the subject.
Interpolation of DCMs- A summary of the mathematics used in the interpolation of DCM (direction cosine matrices) using logarithmic mapping and matrix exponentials.
4.4. Glue Code and Mesh Mapping
OpenFAST Algorithms- A summary of the solve method used in the glue code.