Kite Power and Propulsion (lecturer: Dr. Roland Schmehl, course code AE4T40)
The objective of this course is to give an overview of developments in kite technology, developng mathematical models for kites and designing kite systems for industrial applications like ship propulsion and generation of energy.
One or two lectures will be given by prominent members of the international AWE community.
- Lecture 1: Introduction to kite power and propulsion
- Lecture 2: History of kite applications
- Lecture 3: Kites and basic theory
- Lecture 4: Traction and energy generation with kites - part A
- Lecture 5: Traction and energy generation with kites - part B
- Lecture 6: International R&D on Airborne Wind Energy, competing technologies
- Lecture 7: Flight dynamics, stability and control
- Lecture 8: Aerodynamics of rigid and deformable kites
- Lecture 9: Dynamics of inflatable membrane structures
- Lecture 10: Dynamics and efficiency of the ground station
- Lecture 11: Automatic operation
- Lecture 12: Course summary, feedback, examination example. Collecting assignments.
- Practical: Kite power system test (1 day, optional)
Wind Power (Lecturers: Prof.dr. Gerard van Bussel, Dr. Roland Schmehl, course code AE4W20)
The objective of this course is to convey how aerodynamics is used for power generation and to connect fundamental subjects of aerodynamics to applications different from aircraft. 6 of the 12 course lectures are covering conventional wind turbines, whereas 6 lectures are covering Airborne Wind Energy and Kite Power technology.
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