Torque 2020 conference with strong AWE representation

The Torque 2020 will take place from 28 September - 2 October in a new online format. The conference papers are now online and available in open access from IOP Science. With 10 individual contributions, airborne wind energy is well represented:

  1. Mark Schelbergen and Roland Schmehl: Validation of the quasi-steady performance model for pumping airborne wind energy systems, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032003

  2. Navaneetha Krishnan, Axelle Viré, Roland Schmehl and Gerard van Bussel: Immersed boundary methods and their applicability in wind energy, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032013

  3. Ashwin A. Candade, Maximillian Ranneberg and Roland Schmehl: Aero-structural Design of Composite Wings for Airborne Wind Energy Applications, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032016

  4. Volkan Salma and Roland Schmehl: Flight Anomaly Detection for Airborne Wind Energy Systems, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032021

  5. Axelle Viré, Patryk Demkowicz, Mikko Folkersma, Arthur Roullier and Roland Schmehl: Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations of the flow past a leading edge inflatable wing for airborne wind energy applications, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032007

  6. Mikko Folkersma, Roland Schmehl and Axelle Viré: Steady-state aeroelasticity of a ram-air wing for airborne wind energy applications, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032018

  7. Dylan Eijkelhof, Sebastian Rapp, Urban Fasel, Mac Gaunaa and Roland Schmehl: Reference Design and Simulation Framework of a Multi-Megawatt Airborne Wind Energy System, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032020

  8. Jean-Lou Pfister and Frédéric Blondel: Comparing blade-element theory and vortex computations intended for modelling of yaw aerodynamics of a tethered rotorcraft, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032012

  9. Filippo Trevisi, Mac Gaunaa and Michael Mcwilliam: The Influence of Tether Sag on Airborne Wind Energy Generation, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032006

  10. Olliver Tulloch, Abbas Kazemi Amiri, Hong Yue, Julian Feuchtwang and Roderick Read: Tensile rotary power transmission model development for airborne wind energy systems, 2020 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1618 032001


Great to see such strong and diverse representation of AWES science going to Torque 2020.
Excellent too, the papers are all available on IOP Science.

The conference is online this year which gives it more chance to be accessible.
Of note, the presentations will be from videos sent in.
Will the AWES presentations be shared openly anywhere other than at the conference?

I do not know whether the video material and posters will be made available after the conference in open access. I would think so, however. But in any case good if you ask this to the organizers.

I asked if there was a ticket available to only the last day… That’s when the single AWES session is… Nope. Sorry.
I’ll ask again about the post publication.
Like a kite, It sucks being supported on vacuumed vapour.

As I wrote, I can not see a reason why the conference organizers would not share the output of the conference afterwards.

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The publications are also available on: .

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Worth looking at this IOP page again

Seems to have been a few more publications added since this last post…
An engineering model for the induction of crosswind kite power systems
Mac Gaunaa, Alexander Meyer Forsting, Filippo Trevisi
DTU, Department of Wind Energy, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Steady-state aeroelasticity of a ram-air wing for airborne wind energy applications

Mikko FolkersmaMikko Folkersma
Roland SchmehlRoland Schmehl
Axelle VireAxelle Vire