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Role of Static Nodes in a WingMill Harmonic Lattice
An overlooked concept in our oscillating-wing-array design toolkit is the
notion of Nodes and Antinodes. We see wingmills clearly enough as
oscillators, but seem rather blind to the fact that our networked
oscillators are Antinodes dependent on a Static Node network. The
staked-out static-node network supports and couples the oscillating
elements for harmonic synchrony (or metachrony). We tap the antinodes for
power, to pump or even drive phased crankshafts. This would be a
self-excited oscillation that could be tuned to match wind to load.
CoolIP* ~Dave Santos 20April2012 AWES6072
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