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Ram-air kite airfoil and reinforcements optimization for airborne wind energy applications. / Thedens, Paul; De Oliveira Andrade, Gael; Schmehl, Roland.

In: Wind Energy, Vol. 22, No. 5, 01.05.2019, p. 653-665.

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@article{2cf1e04a0017436f932befc41329657a,
title = "Ram-air kite airfoil and reinforcements optimization for airborne wind energy applications",
abstract = "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‐structure interaction (FSI) routine is included in the optimization, which determines the actual deformed rib geometry and its corresponding aerodynamic characteristics. A qualitative comparison between FSI inclusion and exclusion in the optimization is given. Discrepancies in airfoil profile and structural layout are observed.",
keywords = "airborne wind energy, airfoil shape optimization, MDO, ram-air kite, reinforcements",
author = "Paul Thedens and {De Oliveira Andrade}, Gael and Roland Schmehl",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/we.2313",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "653--665",
journal = "Wind Energy",
issn = "1095-4244",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Ltd",
number = "5",

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AB - 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‐structure interaction (FSI) routine is included in the optimization, which determines the actual deformed rib geometry and its corresponding aerodynamic characteristics. A qualitative comparison between FSI inclusion and exclusion in the optimization is given. Discrepancies in airfoil profile and structural layout are observed.

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KW - airfoil shape optimization

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