Measurement and control of forces acting on a solar panel

Yuta Ikeya, Koji Fukagata, Noriaki Ichijo, Masakazu Hasegawa, Shinsuke Matsuno

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Abstract

The aerodynamic forces acting on a solar panel was measured in a wind tunnel and their dependency on the angle of attack and the aspect ratio of the panel was investigated using scaled models. The experiment was carried out at the Reynolds number on the order of 104 and 105. It was found that the forces have a Reynolds number dependency, which suggests that the current standard defined by Japanese Industrial Standards might not be sufficient to capture such a characteristics. Furthermore, a simple passive control method was proposed to reduce the lift force by enlarging a separation bubble over the panel. It was demonstrated that the lift force acting on the panel was successfully reduced by this control method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows, ICJWSF 2015
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages595-600
Number of pages6
Volume185
ISBN (Print)9783319306001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows, ICJWSF2015 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2015 Jun 152015 Jun 18

Other

Other5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows, ICJWSF2015
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period15/6/1515/6/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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