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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 89, Number 2, January25 2024 , pages 171-179
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.2024.89.2.171
 


Design loads for floating solar photovoltaic system: Guide to design using DNV and ASCE standards
Gihwan Kim and Moonsu Park

 
Abstract
    The market of the floating solar photovoltaic system is rapidly growing around the world with the rise of renewable energy that can replace fossil energy. While the floating solar photovoltaic system is operating and being installed in several countries, the system is exposed to the risk in terms of structural safety due to the absence of the proper design guideline. In this paper, design loads suitable for the floating solar photovoltaic system are presented. Utilizing the existing reliable design standards such as ASCE 7-16 (ASCE 7-16 2016) and DNV-RP-C205 (DNV-RP-C205 2010), the appropriate design loads for the floating solar photovoltaic system are presented. The proper load combinations are also presented by putting wave load based on DNV standards (DNV-OS-C101 2015 and DNV-OS-C201 2015) into the load combinations in ASCE standards (ASCE 7-16 2016). We present the load combinations for the allowable stress design and load and resistance factor design, respectively.
 
Key Words
    design guideline; design load; floating solar photovoltaic system; load combination; structural design
 
Address
Gihwan Kim: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 111 Daedeok-daero, 989 Beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34057, Republic of Korea; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology,
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
Moonsu Park: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
 

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