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Green Energy and Technology

Airborne Wind Energy

Advances in Technology Development and Research

Editors: Schmehl, Roland (Ed.)

  • Provides in-depth coverage of the latest research and development activities concerning innovative wind energy technologies
  • Offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals, and students
  • Presents various conversion concepts in the use of tethered flying devices to substantially reduce material consumption
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This book provides in-depth coverage of the latest research and development activities concerning innovative wind energy technologies intended to replace fossil fuels on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various conversion concepts discussed is the use of tethered flying devices to substantially reduce the material consumption per installed unit and to access wind energy at higher altitudes, where the wind is more consistent.

The introductory chapter describes the emergence and economic dimension of airborne wind energy. Focusing on “Fundamentals, Modeling & Simulation”, Part I includes six contributions that describe quasi-steady as well as dynamic models and simulations of airborne wind energy systems or individual components. Shifting the spotlight to “Control, Optimization & Flight State Measurement”, Part II combines one chapter on measurement techniques with five chapters on control of kite and ground stations, and two chapters on optimization. Part III on “Concept Design & Analysis” includes three chapters that present and analyze novel harvesting concepts as well as two chapters on system component design. Part IV, which centers on “Implemented Concepts”, presents five chapters on established system concepts and one chapter about a subsystem for automatic launching and landing of kites. In closing, Part V focuses with four chapters on “Technology Deployment” related to market and financing strategies, as well as on regulation and the environment.

The book builds on the success of the first volume “Airborne Wind Energy” (Springer, 2013), and offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals and students. The respective chapters were contributed by a broad variety of authors: academics, practicing engineers and inventors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Emergence and Economic Dimension of Airborne Wind Energy

    Zillmann, Udo (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Tether and Bridle Line Drag in Airborne Wind Energy Applications

    Dunker, Storm

    Pages 29-56

  • Analytical Tether Model for Static Kite Flight

    Bigi, Nedeleg (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • Kite as a Beam: A Fast Method to get the Flying Shape

    Solminihac, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

  • Dynamic Model of a C-shaped Bridled Kite Using a few Rigid Plates

    Til, Jelte (et al.)

    Pages 99-115

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1947-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1946-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Airborne Wind Energy
Book Subtitle
Advances in Technology Development and Research
Editors
  • Roland Schmehl
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1947-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1947-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1946-3
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 752
Number of Illustrations
123 b/w illustrations, 245 illustrations in colour
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