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Kite Model

This model represents a kite attached to a spinning base with a cable / rope. The model of the rope is based on a particle model which consists of a chain of discrete elements, defined as point-masses and spring-and-damper blocks. This allows the mass and elasticity properties of the cable material to be defined for each rope segment. To maintain the altitude of the kite, a PID controller is used to calculate the necessary lift force.

This model is ideal for use in the engineering classroom to teach fundamental concepts.
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Model Images
  • model Model diagram of the kite with discretized string model
  • Results Simulation results showing the position of the kite
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