This paper deals with the calculation of the wind forces on the bearings of a solar tracking system. The forces involved are three dimensional-normal, and drag forces which act on the solar panel. These calculations are done in a rotating frame, and subsequently, they are transformed to a stationary frame. The effect of the weight forces of the solar panel is also included.
Determination of Bearing Loads Due To Wind in Solar Tracking Systems
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division, November 2002; final revision, March 2003. Associate Editor: R. Pitz-Paal.
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Sharan , A. M. (February 12, 2004). "Determination of Bearing Loads Due To Wind in Solar Tracking Systems." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2004; 126(1): 668–670. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1634990
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