Steady-State Solver for a Ram-Air Kite Aeroelastic Model Based on Dynamic Relaxation

Paul Thedens, Merlin Bungart, Roland Schmehl

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Abstract

We present a computationally efficient steady-state solution method to model the aeroelastic deformation of a ram-air kite for airborne wind energy applications. The kite’s weight in comparison to the aerodynamic forces is small which justifies a quasi-steady analysis, neglecting gravitational and inertial force effects [1]. The approach is suitable to efficiently determine the deformed configuration of a ram-air kite for design and optimization purposes as found in [2]. Because of the expected large deformations and changes in the flow field, fluid-structure interaction has to be taken into account in the analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages131-131
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event8th international Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC 2019) - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Oct 201916 Oct 2019
Conference number: 8
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Conference

Conference8th international Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC 2019)
Abbreviated titleAWEC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period15/10/1916/10/19
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Keywords

  • Airborne Wind Energy
  • Glasgow

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