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Volume 313, 2020Dynamics of Civil Engineering and Transport Structures and Wind Engineering – DYN-WIND’2020
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|Published online||16 April 2020|
Experimental determination of wind action on triangular solar panel assemblies
Slovak University of Technology, Department of Structural Mechanics, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2 Slovak University of Technology, Department of Building Construction, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
3 Slovak University of Technology, Department of Mathematics, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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The article deals with aerodynamic study of solar panel assemblies. Experimental measurements were realized in BLWT wind tunnel. The aim of the solution was to determine the maximum pressure and suction wind load on top and bottom surfaces of panels. The resulting net pressure coefficient represents the maximum local pressure in each panel row as maximum values from all wind directions. The experimentally obtained cp,net values were compared with the conservative values in EN 1991-1-4 for open monopitch canopies. A lower wind load in the inner regions of the triangular assemblies should be used in the design of fixing supports.
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