Wind Load Reduction for Heliostats: A Subcontract Report

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    As gravity loads on drive mechanisms are reduced through stretched-membrane technology, the wind-load contribution of required drive capacity increases in percentage. Reduction of wind loads can provide economy in support structure and he1iostat drive.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages244
    StatePublished - 1986

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/STR-253-2859


    • dynamic loads
    • heliostats
    • solar collectors
    • stresses
    • wind
    • wind loads


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