TSE developed a new system of actively oriented, cable suspended solar panels.
This huge field of suspended panel is constituted of blocks of six cable-suspended panels strung between four poles. These blocks are located one close to the other with each system maintained in place by additional cables.This system has a lot of advantages but it is susceptible to wind-induced oscillations. Effectively, for some angle of incidence relative to the panels, a vortex shedding will appear in the wake of the panels which can induce a vibration of the system. K-Epsilon collaborated with TSE between 2020 and 2022 to realize Fluid-Structure Interaction on six cable-suspended panels with beams, cables and shells to describe the structure of the system.