Cox, Norman R.
Sparlin, Don M.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Second Advisor's Department
3rd Annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium (1993: Jan. 29, Rolla, MO)
The design of a solar car is a combination of trade-offs between the mechanical, aerodynamic, and photovoltaic systems. The mechanical and aerodynamic systems can be computationally modeled very well using commercial software. Clouds prevent the photovoltaic system from being modeled as well. This research explores a new way to accurately simulate almost every array configuration imaginable. Using this method, quantitative simulations are produced.
29 Jan 1993
Shapiro, Jeffrey; Ziegler, Rob; Spaethe, Matt; and Jenkins, Rick, "Application of Sunlight Mapping in Solar Car Design" (1993). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 83.