A constraint-free flight simulator package for airborne wind energy systems

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dc.contributor.author Sánchez Arriaga, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.author Pastor Rodríguez, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Borobia Moreno, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Schmehl, Roland
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T08:57:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T08:57:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-19
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Physics: IOP Conference Series, Modeling and Simulation Technology, 1037(2018): 062018, [10] p.
dc.identifier.issn 1742-6588
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/28540
dc.description Proceeding of: 7th International Conference "The Science of Making Torque from Wind" (TORQUE 2018), Milano, 20-22 June, 2018.
dc.description.abstract The LAgrangian Kite SimulAtor (LAKSA) is a freely available software for the dynamic analysis of tethered flying vehicles, such as kites and fixed-wing drones, applied to airborne wind energy generation. This software comprises four simulators. The one, two and four-line simulators, which consider flexible but inelastic tethers, are based on minimal coordinate Lagragian formulations and can be used for the analysis of fly and ground generation systems, kite-based traction systems, and kitesurfing applications, respectively. The configuration of the mechanical system in the fourth simulator can be defined by the user, who can select the number of flying vehicles and the properties of the elastic and flexible tethers linking them. In all the software tools, the kites or tethered fixed-wing drones are represented as rigid bodies and the dynamic equations of the tether-bridle-vehicle systems, together with the user-defined and time-dependent control variables, are solved self-consistently. Academic and research analysis can take advantage of the modularity of the simulators and their inputs and outputs interfaces, which follow a common and user-friendly architecture.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad of Spain and the European Regional Development Fund under the project ENE2015-69937-R (MINECO/FEDER, UE). GSA work is supported by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad of Spain under the Grant RYC-2014-15357. RS is acknowledging the receipt of funding from the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 642682 for the ITN project AWESCO and the grant agreement No. 691173 for the Fast Track to Innovation project REACH.
dc.format.extent 10
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IOP
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Physics: IOP Conference Series.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Airborne wind energy systems
dc.subject.other Lagrangian Kite Simulator (LAKSA)
dc.subject.other Kite flight simulators
dc.subject.other KiteSurf
dc.title A constraint-free flight simulator package for airborne wind energy systems
dc.type article
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Aeronáutica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1037/6/062018
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ENE20015-69937-R
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RYC2014-15357
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/642682/AWESCO
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/691173/REACH
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.relation.eventdate 20-22 June, 2018
dc.relation.eventnumber 7
dc.relation.eventplace Milán (Italia)
dc.relation.eventtitle International Conference "The Science of Making Torque from Wind" (TORQUE 2018)
dc.relation.eventtype proceeding
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Physics: IOP Conference Series. Modeling and Simulation Technology
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 1037
dc.identifier.uxxi CC/0000029112
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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