Stability Analysis of a Vertical Axis Periodic Kite System

Patrick Caspari

University of Freiburg

Friday, May 19, 2017, 9:30

Room 03-011, Georges-Köhler Allee 102, Freiburg 79110, Germany

This thesis deals with the analysis of the behavior of a vertical axis kite system, the Bird Windmill. For this purpose, a set of experiments that were conducted within this work is presented. Based on the data collected in these experiments, three consecutive models for the behavior of the Bird Windmill are presented. The periodicity and stability of these models are analyzed using the Foucolt-Theory.