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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFadlallah, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNates, Ren_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-15T02:56:02Z
dc.date.available2019-04-15T02:56:02Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationAPSRC, 2018, ‘Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2018, Retrieved from: http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Anderson-Fadlallah-Structural-Deformation-of-Sandwich-Composite-Heliostats.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12448
dc.description.abstractThe cost of heliostats has a significant influence on the cost of central tower concentrating solar power systems. To address this issue there is a need for new innovative heliostat designs that can reduce the heliostats’ cost without affecting its tracking performance. One way of reducing this cost is by utilizing lightweight sandwich composites in the design of the heliostat structure. However, there are some challenges in implementing such systems, particularly with respect to wind loads. In this respect, the aim of this study was to computationally investigate the interaction between the wind and sandwich composites employed as a heliostat mirror support structure. The results show that the maximum resultant displacement of the composite structure heliostat surface was within the commonly accepted limits for optical alignment. This demonstrates the potential for sandwich composites to be utilized in a lightweight heliostat support structure capable of withstanding wind loads.en_NZ
dc.publisherAustralian PV Institute (APVI)
dc.relation.urihttp://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Anderson-Fadlallah-Structural-Deformation-of-Sandwich-Composite-Heliostats.pdf
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dc.titleStructural Deformation of Sandwich Composite Heliostatsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
pubs.elements-id358363
aut.relation.conferenceAPSRC, 2018en_NZ


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