1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If a force (wind) hits a plane which is at a 45 degree angle, how is that force distributed? How much is translated vertically and how much is translated horizontally? My guess is that 50% is translated vertically and 50% is translated horizontally. Here is an image to clarify: And from there. How do you calculate the distribution at any angle, say 15 degrees? 2. Relevant equations I am guessing it is some kind of trig. 3. The attempt at a solution Unsure how to proceed. I have never been taught anything about this.