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Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) is an emerging renewable energy technology that aims to replace the use of fossil fuels for energy production on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various AWE concepts is the use of tethered flying devices to access wind energy at higher altitudes where the wind is more consistent. Over the past...
book 2019
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Bechtle, Philip (author), Schelbergen, M. (author), Schmehl, R. (author), Zillmann, Udo (author), Watson, S.J. (author)
We compare the available wind resources for conventional wind turbines and for airborne wind energy systems. Accessing higher altitudes and continuously adjusting the harvesting operation to the wind resource substantially increases the potential energy yield. The study is based on the ERA5 reanalysis data which covers a period of 7 years...
journal article 2019
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Thedens, P. (author), De Oliveira Andrade, G.L. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
We present a multidisciplinary design optimization method for the profile and structural reinforcement layout of a ram‐air kite rib. The aim is to minimize the structural elastic energy and to maximize the traction power of a ram‐air kite used for airborne wind energy generation. Because of the large deformations occurring during flight, a fluid...
journal article 2019
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van der Vlugt, R. (author), Bley, A.C. (author), Noom, Michael (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
The traction force of a kite can be used to drive a cyclic motion for extracting wind energy from the atmosphere. This paper presents a novel quasi-steady modelling framework for predicting the power generated over a full pumping cycle. The cycle is divided into traction, retraction and transition phases, each described by an individual set...
journal article 2019
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Fechner, U. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Schmehl, R. (author)
Airborne wind energy is an emerging field in the renewable energy technologies that aims to replace the use of fossil fuels for energy production on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various concepts that are currently pursued is the use of tethered flying devices to access wind energy at higher altitudes where the wind is...
book 2015
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Grete, C. (author)
The fundamental working principle of kite power generation is straightforward: a fast-flying kite pulls a tether from a drum, which drives a generator. At the maximum reel-out length, the kite is de-powered and pulled back, to initiate a new pumping cycle. The objective of this innovative technology is to make electricity generation affordable,...
journal article 2014
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Fechner, U. (author), van der Vlugt, R. (author), Schmehl, R. (author), Ockels, W.J. (author)
Seminar organized by Delft University Wind energy research institute for European Academy of Wind Energy
conference paper 2011
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