While Law 25 above is sociopathic, Engineering has its golden precepts, like KIS and Murphy’s Law, and classic texts like Soul of a New Machine and The One Horse Shay. No one in our time is a better teacher of what an engineer should be than Henry-
Kidder’s classic applies to the drama of AWE-
NASA test video referenced in another video linked on the forum:
Is this the future of yo-yo AWES transmissions:
Further discussion on this here: Magnomatics’ patented Pseudo Direct Drive (PDD®)
Potential technology for MAWES launch
Pretty impressive actually
A large polar moment of inertia was the main driver for me choosing to investigate Tensile Rotary Power Transmission using large diameter rigid rings (polygons now) and multiple connecting lines.
How do wings work?
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK
The popular explanation of lift is common, quick, sounds logical and gives
the correct answer, yet also introduces misconceptions, uses a nonsensical
physical argument and misleadingly invokes Bernoulli’s equation. A simple
analysis of pressure gradients and the curvature of streamlines is presented
here to give a more correct explanation of lift.
If the above link doesn’t work, the original link is still up: http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/outreach/Project-resources/Wind-turbine/howwingswork.pdf