Numerical Investigation Of Wind Load Effect On Heliostats
In this paper, the effect of wind load on the heliostat panel is studied at different pitch angles. The change in the
force and Strouhal frequencies at different Reynolds numbers and turbulence intensities have been observed. The purpose of
this study is to find the shedding frequency of the body under wind load and to identify an optimum distance which needs to
be kept between the two heliostat bodies. The various dominant frequency regions has been analyzed using the wavelet
analysis. The effect of variation of gap size on the heliostat mirrors has also been studied.