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Structural Engineer



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Theoretical Engineering of PV Racking Frame Parameters  The goal of this project is to define structural parameters of PV solar tracker frames, in either a non-dimensional or dimensional analysis. Describe the wind load and vibration resistance in relation to the hardware systems’ natural frequency, torque and bending properties. The RUTE SunTracker frame has a double truss and cable supports –  unique in the solar PV realm. The outcome of this work will be an understanding of order of magnitude metrics between different tracker options.  This includes understanding the governing economic metrics, such as: steel weight per installed kilowatt of PV,  structural risk for wind load, and for stress/strain in the module. We can support you in this work with a finite element analysis (FE). Having prior FE skills is a bonus.  The backbone of this task is free body diagram work.

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