Abstract: Solar-powered lighting for public area have become more common today. However, unlike conventional lighting, solar-powered lighting system is heavier and thus, exerts more loads. The focus in this study is placed on the more popular configuration of integrated solar-powered lighting in which the solar panel, battery and LED are bundled together and installed at a single position on the pole. With the heavier load, it is of an utmost importance to analyze the structure of the poles, especially, the choice of height, diameter and material used. The analysis will be useful to avoid accident cases of falling poles due to strong winds at some places in Indonesia. This study focuses to the static loading analysis of the lighting in public parks with varied geometries and materials of the poles. The structural analysis is done through finite-element simulations.
Abdullah Robbani, Andrew Bastian, Tomy Abuzairi and Radon Dhelika, 2019. A Study on Structural Strength of Solar-Powered Lighting Poles for use in Public Parks in Indonesia. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 7093-7097.