Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Research article
31 May 2024
Research article |  | 31 May 2024

Dynamic analysis of the tensegrity structure of a rotary airborne wind energy machine

Gonzalo Sánchez-Arriaga, Álvaro Cerrillo-Vacas, Daniel Unterweger, and Christof Beaupoil

Model code and software

LAKSA: LAgrangian Kite SimulAtors G. Sánchez-Arriaga and Alejandro Pastor-Rodríguez

Short summary
Rotary airborne wind energy (RAWE) machines transform wind energy into electric energy by transmitting the mechanical torque produced on a rotor to a generator on the ground by using its own structure, which is a spinning helix. Having a good understanding of the behavior of the helix is crucial in the design of RAWE machines. This work presents a theoretical model to simulate the helix’s dynamics and experimental tests to characterize it.
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