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METHODS OF REDUCTION OF WIND-INDUCED DYNAMIC RESPONSE IN SOLAR CONCENTRATORS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7019
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7019
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lajet Energy Co
3130 Antilley Rd Abilene, TX 79606
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: METHODS OF REDUCTION OF WIND-INDUCED DYNAMIC RESPONSE IN SOLAR CONCENTRATORS AND OTHER SMALL LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

RECENT WIND TUNNEL STUDIES ON SOLAR CONCENTRATOR STRUCTURES INDICATE THAT STRUCTURES WITH LOW DAMPING PROPERTIES ARE POTENTIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE SPECTRAL NATURE OF ATMOSPHERIC WIND LOADING. SOLAR CONCENTRATORS ARE SENSITIVE TO DEFLECTIONS IN OPTICAL MOUNTING AND TRACKING SYSTEMS; CONSEQUENTLY, STRUCTURES AND DRIVES WITH SUFFICIENT RIGIDITY TO RESIST DYNAMICALLY INDUCED LOADING WITH MINIMAL DEFLECTIONS ARE COSTLY. THE COST AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF SOLAR CONCENTRATORS AND OTHER RELATIVELY SMALL STRUCTURES SUCH AS POWER TRANSMISSION LINE SUPPORTS AND HIGHWAY SIGNS CAN BE IMPROVED THROUGH STRUCTURAL DESIGN APPROACHES THAT REDUCE DYNAMIC RESPONSE. THROUGH THE USE OF FINITE ELEMENT MODELING, PHASE I OF THIS STUDY EVALUATES THE COST AND FUNCTIONAL BENEFIT OF VARIOUS METHODS TO CONTROL DYNAMIC RESPONSE. AMONG THE METHODS TO BE CONSIDERED ARE PASSIVE DAMPING, MULTIPLE SUPPORTS, FRICTION CONNECTIONS, MASS ALTERATIONS, BEAM LENGTH MODIFICATION, AND ALTERNATE MATERIALS SELECTION.

Principal Investigator:

Mr monte mcglaun
9156988800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lajet Energy Co
3130 Antilley Rd Abilene, TX 79606

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No