- #1

Matthew Titus

- 10

- 0

< Mentor Note -- thread moved to HH from the technical engineering forums, so no HH Template is shown >

Hi guy's this is my first post so forgive me if i leave anything out.

I'm designing a solar tracking device that needs to be mounted on a roof and i need help calculating the torque required to rotate the assembly.

i know i should use the formula T=Iα. I could get the inertia values from my inventor CAD drawings but i have no idea which alpha to use. also i have a wind loading of 1.4 MPa how would include this in my torque calculations.

any help would be appreciated thanks

Hi guy's this is my first post so forgive me if i leave anything out.

I'm designing a solar tracking device that needs to be mounted on a roof and i need help calculating the torque required to rotate the assembly.

i know i should use the formula T=Iα. I could get the inertia values from my inventor CAD drawings but i have no idea which alpha to use. also i have a wind loading of 1.4 MPa how would include this in my torque calculations.

any help would be appreciated thanks

#### Attachments

Last edited by a moderator: