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Benchmark Sea Trials on a 6-Meter Boat Powered by Kite

Abstract : This paper presents sea trials on a 6-m boat specifically designed for kite propulsion. The kite control was automatic or manual, dynamic or static, depending on the point of sailing. The measurement system recorded boat motion and load generated by the kite. A particular attention was paid to wind measurement with several fixed and mobile locations directly on the kiteboat or in the vicinity. A high resolution weather modelling showed that a classical power law, describing the wind gradient, was not satisfactory to get the wind at kite location. 5-min measurement phases were systematically recorded. In the end, 101 runs were carried out. Data were processed with the phase-averaging method in order to produce reliable and accurate results. © 1996-2020 MDPI (Basel, Switzerland) unless otherwise stated
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Kostia Roncin, Morgan Behrel, Paul Iachkine, Jean-Baptiste Leroux. Benchmark Sea Trials on a 6-Meter Boat Powered by Kite. Applied Sciences, MDPI, 2020, 10 (18), pp.6148-1 - 6148-26. ⟨10.3390/app10186148⟩. ⟨hal-02995733⟩

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