## A Monograph on the Mechanics and Equilibrium of Kites |

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action line action of gravity angle of incidence arched surfaces assume attitude bridle catenary cellular kites center of gravity center of pressure central axis change in wind combined consider considerable corresponding curve depends diagram dihedral angle direction of action disturbing eddies edges equation equilibrium finite values fixed flat surface forces of wind form of kite framework front fully gyration inclination kite flying kite line kite string kite structure kite surfaces lateral stability leeward line A B longitudinal Lord Rayleigh magnitude malay manner mechanics Monthly Weather Review motion move neutral surfaces parallel point F possible present pull reel reference plane relation represent restraining resultant force R0 resultant pressure rotational stability shown in Fig single force skin friction steady position sustaining surfaces system of forces tail force tailless kites tension tilting tion total effect variations velocity weight whole system wholly wind and gravity wind effect wind force wind pressure wire zero

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Page 14 - Iw/v (I is the length of the plate in the direction of the flow) is smaller or larger than about 5.10 5 . It is assumed that the surface of the plate is smooth.

Page 5 - Chanute prize offered in 1896 by the Boston Aeronautical Society " for the best monograph on the kite, giving a full theory of its mechanics and stability, with quantitative computations appended.

Page 5 - ... the polar system are transformed respectively into the meridian planes , the spheres with common circle of intersection and the anchor-rings of the toroidal system (p. 27—32). Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 25, 1897. (Сн. A. SCOTT.) S 2 e а. С. F. MARVIN. The Mechanics and Equilibrium of Kites. Resolution of all the forces acting upon an ordinary kite with a tail ; resulting equilibrium ; abnormal flight ; conditions of stability and steadiness. Function of the tail ; most efficient tails....