Modeling and stability analysis of tethered kites at high altitudes

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dc.contributor.author Pastor Rodríguez, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Arriaga, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.author Sanjurjo Rivo, Manuel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-18T10:01:04Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-18T10:01:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, (2017), 40(8), pp.: 1892-1901.
dc.identifier.issn 0731-5090
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32171
dc.description.abstract A systematic analysis of the role played by several physical mechanisms in the longitudinal stability of a tethered kite is presented. A simple model, which artificially constrains the pitch motion of the kite and approximates the tether by a massless and rigid bar, is improved progressively to include the kite pitch motion as well as the tether inertia, flexibility, wind load, and elasticity. The models are presented as compact sets of ordinary differential equations without algebraic constraints, which are explicitly eliminated by making an extensive use of Lagrangian mechanics. The contributions of each physical mechanism on kite stability are investigated separately, and a tradeoff between the complexity and computational costs of the models against their accuracy and reliability is carried out. The wind load on the tether is identified as a key effect stabilizing the steady state of the kites. The optimal bridle design and tether length selections to compute the kite ceiling are discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Fundación BBVA under the Convocatoria 2015 de Ayudas BBVA a Investigadores y Creadores Culturales grant no. IN[15]_TIC_ING_0313. G. Sánchez-Arriaga was supported by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain (grant no. RYC-2014-15357)
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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dc.subject.other Power-generation
dc.subject.other Ultimate tensile strength
dc.subject.other Tethered kites
dc.subject.other Longitudinal stability
dc.subject.other Lift coefficient
dc.subject.other Kite tether
dc.subject.other Finite element method
dc.subject.other Electrodynamic tether
dc.subject.other Airborne wind energy
dc.subject.other Mathematical models
dc.subject.other Aspect ratio
dc.title Modeling and stability analysis of tethered kites at high altitudes
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.G002550
dc.subject.eciencia Aeronáutica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.2514/1.G002550
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RYC-2014-15357
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1892
dc.identifier.publicationissue 8
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1901
dc.identifier.publicationtitle JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 40
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000020333
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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