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

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French Air Force Academy, CREA, BA 701, F-13661 Salon Air, France
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HALEHAU, 29200 Brest, France
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French Sailing Academy, Beg Rohu, 56510 Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, France
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ENSTA Bretagne, FRE CNRS 3744, IRDL, F-29200 Brest, France
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(18), 6148; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10186148
Received: 1 June 2020 / Revised: 19 July 2020 / Accepted: 26 July 2020 / Published: 4 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ship Energy Systems)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: kite; ship propulsion; sea trials; wind measurement; phase-averaging kite; ship propulsion; sea trials; wind measurement; phase-averaging
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Roncin, K.; Behrel, M.; Iachkine, P.; Leroux, J.-B. Benchmark Sea Trials on a 6-Meter Boat Powered by Kite. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 6148. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10186148

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Roncin K, Behrel M, Iachkine P, Leroux J-B. Benchmark Sea Trials on a 6-Meter Boat Powered by Kite. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(18):6148. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10186148

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Roncin, Kostia, Morgan Behrel, Paul Iachkine, and Jean-Baptiste Leroux. 2020. "Benchmark Sea Trials on a 6-Meter Boat Powered by Kite" Applied Sciences 10, no. 18: 6148. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10186148

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