Geometric, structural, and control co-design for undersea kites
Focusing on a marine hydrokinetic energy application, this paper presents a combined geometric, structural, and control co-design framework for optimizing the performance of energy-harvesting kites subject to structural constraints. While energy-harvesting kites can offer more than an order of magnitude more power per unit of mass than traditional fixed turbines, they represent complex flying devices that demand robust, efficient flight controllers and are presented with significant structural loads that are larger with more efficient flight.
DOE Project Number: EE0008635
DOE Project Lead: Carrie Noonan
Submitted Feb 10, 2021
North Carolina State University