C.1. Design Concept
After went through the experiment, we decided on using the rectangular panel as our final choice. BOX MORPH
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HARD ALUMINIUM PANEL
Transition is made by separate into three parts, with a hierarchical reduction in term of the width. This arrangement is made according to the wind intensity at this huge site. The strongest wind will be from south and west, hence the large panels would be placed at the area near to lookout point. In contrast, at the entrance part, smallest panel is used due to the less wind impact after blocked by buildings. This is because from the tested prototype, we observed that slimmer rectangular panel will deflect easily even low wind intensity, but the degree of deflection is not that great. In addition, in term of materiality, we concern on how the hardness of the material impact on the deflection. As the wind velocity increases when the altitude is increase, we hence decided creating a hardness gradient from soft aluminium panel at bottom to hard aluminium panel at top. The panels will be attached to the secondary structure in certain angle to ensure different wind direction could hit efficiently onto the surface of the panel. Thus, it could maximise the energy power generated.
SOFT ALUMINIUM PANEL
What remained constant are the length the number of layer of stalk. All the piezo stalk would be in single layer in order to ensure it is sensitive to deflection