EUROTROUGH DESIGN ISSUES AND PROTOTYPE TESTING AT PSA

@inproceedings{Lpfert2001EUROTROUGHDI,
  title={EUROTROUGH DESIGN ISSUES AND PROTOTYPE TESTING AT PSA},
  author={Eckhard L{\"u}pfert and Michael A. Geyer and Wolfgang Schiel and Schlaich Bergermann and Antonio Esteban and Rafael Osuna and Eduardo Zarza and Paul Nava and Divisi{\'o}n Taller and Manuel Velasco Pando},
  year={2001}
}
A parabolic trough collector has been developed for various applications in the 200-400°C temperature range in solar fields up to the hundreds Megawatts range. The design of a new support structure of the collector included concept studies, wind tunnel measurements, finite elements method (FEM) analyses and resulted in a structure with a central framework element. This torque box design will have lower weight and less deformation of the collector structure than the other designs considered… 

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