MAY, 2022: Formula windy tests "caja Rural" cyclists
After a few weeks of hard work, we have developed a complete wind tunnel test in collaboration with "MMR Bikes" and "Sport lifestyle". New balances has been designed, and the characterization of a bunch of parameters are still on going. The Chancellor of the University of Oviedo has joined us in this special occasion, which is the beginning of "Sports Aerodynamics" in our Institution. Another milestone accomplished, thanks to the University Board (terms of 2017-2021 and (2021-2025), the Department of Energy, the Polytechnic School of Mieres and many, many, many other people.
More and more companies are adopting the new Stability Diagram method for the aeroelastic calculation of single axis solar trackers. We are already being cited among the 4 or 5 best wind tunnels in the world, thank you very much for your recognition! However, there are still misunderstandings about this phenomenon. We hope this will help: "Diagrama de estabilidad del tracker. Como diseñar frente a los efectos aeroelásticos".
Front page of University of Oviedo... thanks!
GIFD have got published two Q1 about galloping on solar trackers. It is the first time ever the Stability Diagram ("Diagrama de Estabilidad del Tracker") has been explained, by means of both analytical and experimental tests in wind tunnel. This way the Department of Energy breaks into the field of Aeroelasticity.
APr, 2021: Atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel
NEW EVE50-ablWT IS ALREADY OPERATING: three years (and an awful pandemic) later, our new facility is ready for use.
May, 2019: Aeroelasticity begins at Uniovi
PV SOLAR TRACKER WIND STABILITY, ULTIMATE & RESILIENT PVST GENERATION: this topic has been the beginning chosen by the GIFD Researchers, in order to initiate the studies on Aeroelasticity appleid to Civil Engineering.