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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2023-170', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Jan 2024
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gonzalo Sanchez-Arriaga, 16 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2023-170', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Jan 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gonzalo Sanchez-Arriaga, 02 Feb 2024
  • RC3: 'Comment on wes-2023-170', Anonymous Referee #3, 26 Mar 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Gonzalo Sanchez-Arriaga on behalf of the Authors (05 Apr 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (12 Apr 2024) by Alessandro Croce
ED: Publish as is (12 Apr 2024) by Paul Veers (Chief editor)
AR by Gonzalo Sanchez-Arriaga on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2024)
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.
Final-revised paper