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Dynamic Response Analysis of Composite Tether Structure to Airborne Wind Energy System under Impulsive Load

Department of Floating Offshore Wind Energy System, University of Ulsan, Ulsan 680-749, Korea
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(1), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11010166
Received: 16 November 2020 / Revised: 21 December 2020 / Accepted: 23 December 2020 / Published: 26 December 2020
The tether structure plays the role of transferring the traction force of an airborne wind energy system (AWES) to the fixed or mobile ground system with less motion and maintains the flying airborne system as a critical component. The implementation of a geometrically tailored tether design in an AWES could avoid unwanted snap-through failure, which can be take place in a conventional tether structure under impulsive loading. This concept relies on the redundant load path of the composite structure composed of tailored length and strength. In this study, the dynamic response of this composite tether structure to airborne wind energy systems, such as a kite wind power system, was analytically investigated. Also, for very long tether applications, an approximate model of the tether response was developed, which resulted in a dramatic reduction of computational efforts while preserving the accuracy quite well compared to the exact solution. View Full-Text
Keywords: tether; failure analysis; airborne wind energy system (AWES); failure analysis; composite tether; failure analysis; airborne wind energy system (AWES); failure analysis; composite
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Ha, K. Dynamic Response Analysis of Composite Tether Structure to Airborne Wind Energy System under Impulsive Load. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 166. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11010166

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Ha K. Dynamic Response Analysis of Composite Tether Structure to Airborne Wind Energy System under Impulsive Load. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(1):166. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11010166

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Ha, Kwangtae. 2021. "Dynamic Response Analysis of Composite Tether Structure to Airborne Wind Energy System under Impulsive Load" Applied Sciences 11, no. 1: 166. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11010166

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