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Development of an industrialized space-frame system for the support of medium to large solar collector arrays

Technical Report:

Abstract

A low-cost industrialized space-frame system suitable for the economical support of medium to large solar collector arrays was designed following a study of building types, collector interface conditions, structural design requirements, and market and procurement factors. The system consists of a series of welded truss modular sections which may be bolted together in the field to create a support structure with a span capability up to 25 m, thus minimizing expensive structural beams and roof penetrations. Collectors can be readily attached to top and bottom channels. The system meets all current government specifications for collector support. A full-size prototype was built to prove the concept and identify any fabrication and on-site assembly problems. Collectors were attached to test collector interface conditions, and a manufacturing strategy developed. 24 figs., 3 tabs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1982
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SA-NRCINSTAL3; CE-01272
Reference Number:
CANM-88-001442; ERA-13-033349; EDB-88-100310
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS; SUPPORTS; CAPITALIZED COST; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DESIGN; FABRICATION; FIELD TESTS; INSTALLATION; MARKETING RESEARCH; MODULAR STRUCTURES; STRESS ANALYSIS; COST; EQUIPMENT; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; SIMULATION; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; TESTING; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators
OSTI ID:
5198872
Research Organizations:
Solarspan Associates Ltd. (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1; $0.34CAN per page, $3.40 CAN minimum.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: 53
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title = {Development of an industrialized space-frame system for the support of medium to large solar collector arrays}
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abstractNote = {A low-cost industrialized space-frame system suitable for the economical support of medium to large solar collector arrays was designed following a study of building types, collector interface conditions, structural design requirements, and market and procurement factors. The system consists of a series of welded truss modular sections which may be bolted together in the field to create a support structure with a span capability up to 25 m, thus minimizing expensive structural beams and roof penetrations. Collectors can be readily attached to top and bottom channels. The system meets all current government specifications for collector support. A full-size prototype was built to prove the concept and identify any fabrication and on-site assembly problems. Collectors were attached to test collector interface conditions, and a manufacturing strategy developed. 24 figs., 3 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1982}
month = {Nov}
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