[MBDyn-users] wind turbine model with turbulence

Jens.vanSchelve at Emerson.com Jens.vanSchelve at Emerson.com
Mon Mar 3 14:25:15 CET 2014

Dear Mr. Fischer,

yes MBDyn coupled with AeroDyn (12.58)  is able to simulate wind turbines in turbulent wind fields. The wind field is read by AeroDyn directly in various formats incl. TurbSim and Bladed wind files.
If you have already a MBDyn-AeroDyn wind turbine model, there is no particular difference in running the simulation with a turbulent or laminar wind field. We are using this quite a lot.

There is a Simulink interface available for MBDyn and has already been used to implement a wind turbine controller in a real-time environment: http://www.aero.polimi.it/mbdyn/mbdyn-rt/mbrtwind.html
I am not too familiar regarding this topic because we are using our own wind turbine controller implemented in native c++ code coupled to MBDyn using linux-sockets.

Best regards,
Jens van Schelve

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Von: MBDyn-users [mailto:mbdyn-users-bounces at mbdyn.org] Im Auftrag von Fischer, Gunter
Gesendet: Montag, 3. März 2014 13:35
An: mbdyn-users at mbdyn.org
Betreff: [MBDyn-users] wind turbine model with turbulence

Dear all,

I am wondering whether MBDyn coupled with AeroDyn is able to simulate a wind turbine in a turbulent wind field. Is this possible? If yes, can someone point out how to do it? Moreover, it would be nice to know if an interface to a Simulink controller is available or could be added.

Kind regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen

Gunter Fischer
Specialist Turbine Optimisation | Design Engineer Blade Aerodynamics


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