Photoresponsive Polymer Beam Design for Solar Concentrator Self-steering Heliostats – A Project for IMSM 2013

Jordan Massad
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

William Oates
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Ralph C. Smith
Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

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1. W.B. Stine and M. Geyer, Chapters 3.2, 8.4 and 10 in Power from the Sun, 2001

2. M. Crawford, Catching the Sun, Mechanical Engineering Magazine, 2013

3. L. Cheng et al., Photomechanical Bending Mechanisms of Polydomain Azobenzene Liquid Crystal Polymer Network Films, Journal of Applied Physics, 2012

4. K.K. Chong and M.H. Tran, Range of Motion Study for Two Different Sun-Tracking Methods in the Application of Heliostat Field, Solar Energy, 2011

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