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Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 41–55, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-41-2019
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Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 41–55, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-41-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research articles 24 Jan 2019

Research articles | 24 Jan 2019

Automatic measurement and characterization of the dynamic properties of tethered membrane wings

Jan Hummel et al.
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We describe a tow test setup for the reproducible measurement of aerodynamic, structural dynamic and flight dynamic properties of tethered membrane wings. The test procedure is based on repeatable automated maneuvers with the entire kite system under realistic conditions. The developed measurement method can be used to quantitatively compare different wing designs, to validate and improve simulation models, and to systematically improve kite designs.
We describe a tow test setup for the reproducible measurement of aerodynamic, structural dynamic...
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