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Plucking "Slip-Stick" Line Tug Dynamics
Novel AWES architectural principles continue
to emerge. Plucking a kitestring to transmit power is a Brainstorm
Special, crazy sounding, but curiously worth pondering. Friction is
described as a "stick-slip" phenomenon where by a static load is tapped by
a sudden release. A plucked or bowed violin operates by stick-slip power
transmission to the resonant body. Plucking a string is like drawing and
releasing a bow, naturally operating at high spring efficiency with
potential to scale, which makes it yet one more way we might transfer
energy down along a kiteline.
CoolIP* ~Dave Santos 20Jan2012 AWES5430
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