Structural Analysis Modeling and Optimization of a Plastic Solar Panel

Solar Panel Structural Analysis

Structural analysis modeling and optimization of a low-cost, plastic solar panel for the heating of water. FEA results were used to ensure the structural integrity of the panel under high wind loads.

Modeling notes: stress-stiffening was incorporated into the model to more accurately predict the polycarbonate glazing's deflection and stress behavior.

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