Mean and Peak Wind Load Reduction on Heliostats

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    Reduction of wind loads can provide economy in support structure and heliostat drive. Wind-tunnel tests have been directed at finding methods to reduce wind loads on heliostats.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages240
    StatePublished - 1987

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Fluid Mechanics and Wind Engineering Program, Fluid Dynamics and Diffusion Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/STR-253-3212


    • dishes
    • dynamic loads
    • heliostats
    • solar concentrators
    • stresses
    • wind
    • wind load reduction
    • wind loads


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