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Wind Effects on Ground-Mounted PV Arrays
PV installations of all size and type are subject to wind effects. This presentation will cover turbulent fluctuations near the ground and how these fluctuations induce various aerodynamic and aeroelastic forces that affect installations. Explanations of these forces will be provided with demonstrations of the various experimental and numerical tools used in their prediction. Aerodynamic stiffness and aerodynamic damping will be introduced in the context of tracker stability. Finally, design implications and potential mitigation strategies will be discussed.
Zachary Taylor, P.Eng., P.E., Ph.D.
Technical Director | Associate Principal, RWDI, Canada
Matthew T.L. Browne, M.Eng., P.Eng., M.ASCE
Project Manager | Technical Director | Principal, RWDI, Canada
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. (Dubai)