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FAST v7

FAST v7.02.00d-bjj is the last public release of FAST released before transitioning to the Modularization Framework.

For the most recent version of FAST, developed under this framework, please see the OpenFAST web site. While OpenFAST has many features not found in FAST v7, some features of FAST v7.02.00d-bjj have not yet been added to FAST v8 or OpenFAST, and some features of FAST v8 have not yet been added to OpenFAST. Thus, we will continue to support multiple versions of the software (FAST v7, FAST v8, and OpenFAST) until OpenFAST completely replaces older versions.

This software was developed by Jason Jonkman, Ph.D. of NREL.

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FAST Change Log (v7.02.00d-bjj, 248 KB, 23-February-2013)

This is a list of changes made to the code. Look at this text file to see if we have made worthwhile changes since you received your previous version of FAST.

FAST User's Guide (v3.01, 2.0 MB, 12-August-2005)

This is the FAST User's Guide. Please refer to it when trying to understand how the program works. It is not included in the archive. Note: Some of the latest changes to FAST are not included in this guide; please also read the Addendum to the FAST User's Guide.

If you want to refer to this User's Guide in a report, here is a reference for you:

Jonkman, J. M.; Buhl Jr., M. L. "FAST User's Guide," NREL/EL-500-29798. Golden, Colorado: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2005.

Because we have not had the time to update the FAST User's Guide, we have temporarily left FAST v7.02.00d-bjj as an "alpha" version. We have created a document to guide you through the major changes in the updated code and to document the AeroDyn v13.00.00 interface. We encourage you to read it.