Structural Engineering - Solar Panel Bracket Mechanism

We are a start up company that rent out mobile warehouse containers to the construction sector. We’re currently in a design phase, and hoping to have our demo container build in the next couple of months. The mobile warehouse container required to run of an off the grid solar system of 5KW.

We are interested to incorporate a foldable solar panel system (mechanism) in our design to go on top of our 20 ft. container. This is to allow easy of transport without having to remove the panels from the structure and when it arrives to the final destination it can be easily setup. We would like something similar to this: [login to view URL]

Engineering to meet Australian standards: [login to view URL] and [login to view URL]

We require full engineering:

- FEA analysis or design calc, to include wind loads during transport and cyclone wind conditions

- The structure will require to meet Australian standards

- Wind conditions - Australia New Zealand AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 (R2016)

- 3D modelling and drawings

- 2D CAD drawings


- Fabrication drawings

- All native files

- Research on solar panels that best fit the mechanism

including design pack (drawing, structural calcs, fabrication drawings, window load study)

The structure will need to designed for the Pilbara conditions:

- cyclone wind conditions

- very dusty environment, reduce dust impact to the internal mechanism (ex. rotary/moving parts)

- High temperature 60 Deg

The design will require to :

- make allowance for the solar panel wiring,

- consider the wind load that structure will experience during transport

- consider easy of fabrication/maintenance (ex. how panels are attached/removed)

- needs a locking mechanism for transport

Skills: Mechanical Engineering, AutoCAD, Structural Engineering, 3D Modelling, Finite Element Analysis

About the Employer:
( 1 review ) Ducraig, Australia

Project ID: #22202463

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