Articles | Volume 7, issue 5
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 2039–2058, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-2039-2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 2039–2058, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-2039-2022
Research article
18 Oct 2022
Research article | 18 Oct 2022

Flight trajectory optimization of Fly-Gen airborne wind energy systems through a harmonic balance method

Filippo Trevisi et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-49', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RCs', Filippo Trevisi, 05 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-49', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RCs', Filippo Trevisi, 05 Sep 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on wes-2022-49', Anonymous Referee #3, 14 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RCs', Filippo Trevisi, 05 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Filippo Trevisi on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Sep 2022) by Roland Schmehl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Sep 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (06 Sep 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish as is (18 Sep 2022) by Roland Schmehl
ED: Publish as is (25 Sep 2022) by Paul Veers(Chief Editor)
Download
Short summary
The optimal control problem for the flight trajectories of Fly-Gen AWESs is expressed with a novel methodology in the frequency domain through a harmonic balance formulation. The solution gives the optimal trajectory and the optimal control inputs. Optimal trajectories have a circular shape squashed along the vertical direction, and the optimal control inputs can be modeled with only one or two harmonics. Analytical approximations for optimal trajectory characteristics are also given.