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Wednesday October 24, 2012
Arrays- Biomimetic Model
KiteLab proposes that AWECSs will evolve into
vast highly cross-linked string-and-fabric array structures accepting wind
from any quarter and able to maintain flight in calm by "oscillation
towing" in close back-and-forth or circular motions. Airspace-and-land
footprint efficiency (FAPR)
will be maximized, and the applications will be endless. Many small
experiments have proved the essentials. Stay tuned for a detailed
collagen skin structure is a close biological analog of such
structure, with high dynamic similarity. Note the division of "lifting
planes" and tensile capture.
~Dave Santos October
Comment and development of this topic will be occurring here.
All, send notes, drawings, and photographs!
Terms and aspects:
FAPR or FAP ratio or FAP number:
- Oscillation towing
- tensile capture
Commentary is welcome:
- Doug S. wanted this bronzed for view 100 years from now.
- Oct. 10, 2010: "filling the sky with dense arrays of
self-oscillating power wings in phased synchrony is looking practical.
Vast energy can be aggregated by string fan-in to drive any load,
including retrofitting existing power plants as kite hybrids,"
Consider the stability potential in kite trains, kite
arches, kite coteries, kite trees, and kite meshes.
Also, consider how trees (as natural kites) show a use of aggregates for
stability and success.
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