Rachel Leuthold

PhD Student

Email: rcleuthold@gmail.com

Room: 102-01-214

Research Interests

  • modelling, simulation, and control for airborne wind energy
  • application of aerodynamic vortex methods to optimal control problems
  • centrifugally stiffened rotors and dual-kite systems

Short Bio

Rachel Leuthold is currently working on a doctoral thesis concerning the optimal control of a centrifugally stiffened rotor in pumping cycle operation. She obtained an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands) in 2015, with a thesis on a multiple wake vortex lattice method for membrane-wing kites. She graduated with a BSc in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in 2011.