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Development of a Modular Concrete Heliostat Prototype

Forman, Patrick and Penkert, Sebastian and Pfahl, Andreas and Schnell, Jürgen and Mark, Peter (2020) Development of a Modular Concrete Heliostat Prototype. SolarPACES 2020, 28. Sept. - 02. Okt. 2020, Online. (Submitted)

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The main idea of this contribution is to replace typical steel structures for heliostats by means of concrete due to its low costs. With respect to accuracy demands, a high-performance concrete is used that possesses high compressive and tensile strengths. The collector is designed as a strut-like structure with main radial beams and a central mount to ensure high stiffness. The design exhibits a circular shape to reduce shading. For construction, the concrete collector is dissolved into equal modules derived from symmetry reduction methods enabling a serial production. The modules are subsequently post-tensioned to form a heliostat. To show the feasibility, a small-scale prototype with a diameter of 3.2 m and a mirror area of 8 m² is developed that will be built up and qualified at the solar power tower Jülich, Germany. It consists of 4 modules and exhibits a weight of 744 kg.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/137648/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Development of a Modular Concrete Heliostat Prototype
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Forman, PatrickRU BochumUNSPECIFIED
Penkert, SebastianTU KaiserslauternUNSPECIFIED
Pfahl, AndreasAndreas.Pfahl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schnell, JürgenTU KaiserslauternUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 September 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Heliostat, Solarturmkraftwerk, Beton
Event Title:SolarPACES 2020
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28. Sept. - 02. Okt. 2020
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Solar Fuels
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solar Fuels (old)
Location: Jülich
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Solar Power Plant Technology
Deposited By: Pfahl, Andreas
Deposited On:23 Nov 2020 12:14
Last Modified:23 Nov 2020 12:14

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