Overview

Framework for Unified Systems Engineering and Design of Wind Plants (FUSED-Wind) is a free open-source framework for multi-disciplinary optimisation and analysis (MDAO) of wind energy systems, developed jointly by the Wind Energy Department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The framework is built as an extension to the NASA developed OpenMDAO, and defines key interfaces, methods and I/O variables necessary for wiring together different simulation codes in order to achieve a system level analysis capability of wind turbine plants with multiple levels of fidelity. NREL and DTU have developed independent interfaces to their respective simulation codes and cost models with the aim of offering an environment where these codes can be used interchangeably. The open source nature of the framework enables third parties to develop interfaces to their own tools, either replacing or extending those offered by DTU and NREL.

GitHub Repository

The project source code is hosted on https://github.com/FUSED-Wind. Along with the FUSED-Wind source code, you can find the code for the examples and tutorials accompanying the documentation on this site. On github.com you can also ask questions, report bugs and request features. For a better overview of all issues and the current progress of the project visit our Waffle page.

Contacts

If you want more information about the platform, please contact the following authors

DTU: Pierre-Elouan Réthoré, Frederik Zahle,

NREL: Katherine Dykes, Peter Graf, Andrew Ning