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Development of a modular concrete heliostat prototype

Forman, Patrick and Penkert, Sebastian and Pfahl, Andreas (2022) Development of a modular concrete heliostat prototype. In: 26th International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2020, 2445 (120013). AIP Publishing. SolarPACES Conference 2020, 28. Sept. - 2. Okt. 2020, online, Albuquerque, USA. doi: 10.1063/5.0086016. ISBN 978-073544195-8. ISSN 0094-243X.

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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. 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 341 kg

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189718/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
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
Date:July 2022
Journal or Publication Title:26th International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:AIP Publishing
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Materials properties; Heliostats; Solar power plants;
Event Title:SolarPACES Conference 2020
Event Location:online, Albuquerque, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28. Sept. - 2. Okt. 2020
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition
HGF - Program Themes:High-Temperature Thermal Technologies
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Smart Operation
Location: Jülich
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Großanlagen und solare Materialien
Deposited By: Kruschinski, Anja
Deposited On:08 Nov 2022 13:12
Last Modified:09 Nov 2022 10:03

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