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Determination of Bearing Loads Due To Wind in Solar Tracking Systems

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Anand M. Sharan

Faculty of Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada A1B 3X5e-mail: asharan@engr.mun.ca

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(1), 668-670 (Feb 12, 2004) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1634990 History: Received November 01, 2002; Revised March 01, 2003; Online February 12, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
Forces and moments on day 1 (alpha=90 degrees;beta=0 degrees;wind=44 m/s)
Grahic Jump Location
Forces and moments on day 1 (alpha=0 degrees;beta=0 degrees;wind=44 m/s)
Grahic Jump Location
Polar mounted solar tracking system

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