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Mechanics in Engineering ›› 2020, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 92-96.doi: 10.6052/1000-0879-19-256

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THE DESIGN OF KITE AND ITS APPLICATION IN AERONAUTICAL EDUCATION

SHEN Haijun1), YUAN Guoqing2)   

  1. School of Aeronautics and Mechanics, Tongji University, Shanghai 200093, China
  • Received:2019-07-12 Published:2020-03-13

Abstract: In order to better popularize kites in the aviation education among youngsters, the design principles for the kite, such as its structure and the force and stability analyses, are discussed, and a design software Kite Modeler of NASA, as well as our education practice, is introduced in the present paper. It is shown that the design, the making and the flying of the kite is a practical activity, which integrates the simple aircraft design, the handcrafting, the physical exercise, the leisure and the entertainment, and has practical significance in the aviation education in primary and secondary schools.

Key words: kite, design and production, aviation education, teaching practice

CLC Number: 

  • G51