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WES | Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 1–21, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-1-2019
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Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 1–21, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-1-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 Jan 2019

Research article | 08 Jan 2019

Aerodynamic characterization of a soft kite by in situ flow measurement

Johannes Oehler and Roland Schmehl
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ED: Publish as is (09 Dec 2018) by Johan Meyers
ED: Publish as is (14 Dec 2018) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
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We present an experimental method for aerodynamic characterization of flexible membrane kites by in situ measurement of the relative flow, while performing complex flight maneuvers. We find that the aerodynamics of this type of wing depend not only on the angle of attack, but also on the level of aerodynamic loading and the aeroelastic deformation. We recommend using the relative power setting of the kite as a secondary influencing parameter.
We present an experimental method for aerodynamic characterization of flexible membrane kites by...
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