Bio-Inspired Sun-Tracking Device

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GRØN DYST 2014 Technical University of Denmark

Bio-Inspired Sun-Tracking Device
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Author:K.O. Villemoes (DTU Management, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
M. Westerback (DTU Management, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
J. Rindmar (DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2014-06-27     Track: Main     Session: 1

The target of development is to use a bio-inspired design approach, looking at nature’s own mechanisms to come up with a simpler and more reliable way of tracking the sun. We find a non-electronic and mechanically simple sun-tracking device to be highly applicable in developing countries amongst others, driving greener development. We will be using thermal expansion-theory and radiometry. And we will also be touching the field of fluid mechanics in our proceeding work.