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?
I am guessing it is some kind of trig.
The Attempt at a Solution
Unsure how to proceed. I have never been taught anything about this.