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Watchorn, John (author)
The purpose of this study has been to develop an aerodynamic load model for the energy harvesting (traction) phase of leading-edge inflatable (LEI) kites operating in an airborne wind energy (AWE) context. The load model stems from multivariate polynomial regression analyses expressing the airfoil lift, drag and moment coefficients as polynomial...
master thesis 2023
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Cayón Domingo, Oriol (author)
When designing an airborne wind energy system, it is necessary to be able to estimate the traction force that the kite produces as a function of its flight trajectory. Being a flexible structure, the geometry of a soft kite depends on its aerodynamic loading and vice versa, which forms a complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problem.<br/...
master thesis 2022
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Lebesque, Geert (author)
A crosswind pumping kite power system is an Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) system that uses a flying tethered device for energy generation through a ground-based generator. The AWE research group of the TU Delft was one of the first to demonstrate the functioning of such a system. The spin-off Kitepower later on continued the technological...
master thesis 2020
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MANDRU, MANOJ (author)
On a typical 2D LEI kite profile, ow separation is expected to occur on both suction and pressure sides of the airfoil. This thesis is aimed to study various inviscid ow models that are capable of modeling such multiple ow separation phenomena. Inviscid models are capable of modeling single ow separation region over typical airfoils. In these...
master thesis 2018
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Leuthold, R.C. (author)
The leading edge inflated (LEI) surf-kite is a suitable wing design for airborne wind energy (AWE) power generation because the bridling and leading edge design allow the wing to be de-powered while retaining good steer-ability. Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) modelling is required to capture the flight behavior of an LEI kite, due to it's...
master thesis 2015
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