TY - JOUR
T1 - Behavior of a double-layer tensegrity grid under static loading: Identification of self-stress level
JF - Journal of Structural Engineering (United States)
JA - J. Struct. Eng.
VL - 139
IS - 6
SP - 1075
EP - 1081
PY - 2013///
SN - 07339445 (ISSN)
AU - Angellier, N.
AU - Dubé, J.F.
AU - Quirant, J.
AU - Crosnier, B.
AD - Université de Limoges, Groupe d'Etudes des Matériaux Hétérogènes, Génie Civil and Durabilité, 19300 Egletons, France
AD - Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, Unité Mixte de Recherche 5508, F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
AB - The determination of the state of internal stress is important to define the rigidity of a tensegrity structure and its stability. Several methods can be used; some are based on direct measurements of the forces in the elements, but are not easily transferable to a real structure. The authors opt for indirect measurement techniques, which seem more appropriate for implementation on-site. One can consider the vibratory analysis of the elements, the vibratory analysis of the whole structure, or the analysis of the structure's behavior under static loading. Here, the node displacement fields of a tensegrity structure in different states of self-stress under several strategies of static loadings is studied by comparing the measurement obtained by a tachometer with simulations. The aim of this work is to show the feasibility of a displacement field to identify the state of self-stress by this analysis. It is shown that under certain conditions, plans can be made to replace the direct measurement of the forces by indirect analysis. © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.
KW - Field measurement
KW - Inverse analysis
KW - Self-stress
KW - Tachometer
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Direct measurement
KW - Displacement field
KW - Field measurement
KW - Indirect measurements
KW - Inverse analysis
KW - Self-stresses
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Tensegrity structure
KW - Prestressed beams and girders
KW - Tachometers
KW - Loading
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N1 - :doi 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000710
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Angellier, N.; Université de Limoges, Groupe d'Etudes des Matériaux Hétérogènes, Génie Civil and Durabilité, 19300 Egletons, France; email: nicolas.angellier@unilim.fr
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T1 - Experimental and numerical study on the self-stress design of tensegrity systems
JF - Meccanica
SP - 1
EP - 23
PY - 2013///
SN - 00256455 (ISSN)
AU - Shekastehband, B.
AU - Abedi, K.
AU - Dianat, N.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran
AD - Structural Laboratory of Sazehaye Fazaei Iran, Safira Company, Tehran, Iran
AB - Tensegrity systems as kinematically and statically indeterminate pin-jointed systems are characterized by mechanisms and self-stress states. Unlike the other reticulated systems, in tensegrity systems, unilateral behavior of cables causes some problems in determining the basis of compatible self-stress states. At the present study, self-stress design of tensegrity systems is presented. Experimental study on two 3×3×0.7 m tensegrity grids was conducted to verify the accuracy and validity of the numerical method. Using supporting constraints, an effective method for the implementation of self-stress states in a much reduced number of stages is proposed and calibrated. Considering the results of the present study, the self-stress design of these systems can be improved to obtain specific desired behavior. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
KW - Force density method
KW - Self-stress design
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Tension setting
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N1 - :doi 10.1007/s11012-013-9754-3
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Shekastehband, B.; Department of Civil Engineering, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran; email: b.shekastehband@uut.ac.ir
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T1 - Double layer tensegrity grids
JF - Acta Polytechnica Hungarica
JA - Acta Polytech. Hung.
VL - 9
IS - 5
SP - 95
EP - 106
PY - 2012///
SN - 17858860 (ISSN)
AU - Olejnikova, T.
AD - Department of Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering Faculty, Technical University of Košice, Vysokoškolská 4, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia
AB - This paper describes the geometry of a double layer tensegrity grids assembled of three or four strut prismatic cells. The elementary cells are self-equilibrated and so is their assembly. The paper shows the creation of a planar grids composed of elementary equilibrium and grids with single or double curvatures composed of modified equlibrium shapes.
KW - Compression
KW - Equilibrium
KW - Grid strctures
KW - Prismatic cell
KW - Tensegrity system
KW - Tension
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N1 - Correspondence Address: Olejnikova, T.; Department of Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering Faculty, Technical University of Košice, Vysokoškolská 4, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia; email: tatiana.olejnikova@tuke.sk
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T1 - Damage assessment of tensegrity structures using piezo transducers
JF - Meccanica
SP - 1
EP - 14
PY - 2012///
SN - 00256455 (ISSN)
AU - Bhalla, S.
AU - Panigrahi, R.
AU - Gupta, A.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India
AB - This paper presents the application of surface-bonded piezo-transducers for damage assessment of tensegrity structures through dynamic strain measurement and electro-mechanical impedance (EMI) technique. The two techniques are first applied on a single module tensegrity structure, 1 m×1 m in size and their damage diagnosis results compared. A single piezoelectric-ceramic (PZT) patch bonded on a strut measures the dynamic strain during an impact excitation of the structure. Damage is identified from the changes in global frequencies of the structure obtained from the PZT patch's response. This is compared with the damage identified using the EMI technique, which is a signature based technique and operates at frequencies of the order of kHz. The dynamic strain approach, which requires commonly available hardware, is found to exhibit satisfactory performance vis-à-vis the EMI technique for damage assessment of tensegrity structures. The damage diagnosis exercise is then extended to a tensegrity grid structure, 2 m×2 m size, fabricated using galvanized iron (GI) pipes and mild steel wire ropes. The damage is localized using changes in natural frequencies observed experimentally using the dynamic strain approach and the corresponding mode shapes of the undamaged structure derived numerically. The dynamic strain approach is found to be very expedient, displays competitive performance and is at the same time cost effective for damage assessment of tensegrity structures. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
KW - Damage
KW - Electro-mechanical impedance (EMI) technique
KW - Piezoelectric-ceramic (PZT)
KW - Tensegrity
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N1 - :doi 10.1007/s11012-012-9678-3
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Bhalla, S.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India; email: sbhalla@civil.iitd.ac.in
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Double-layer tensegrity grids and rot-umbela manipulations
T2 - Mallas tensegríticas de doble capa y manipulaciones de rot-umbela
JF - Informes de la Construccion
JA - Inf. Constr.
VL - 64
IS - 527
SP - 331
EP - 344
PY - 2012///
SN - 00200883 (ISSN)
AU - Gómez-Jáuregui, V.
AD - Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
AB - Double-layer tensegrity grids (DLTGs) are tensegrity spatial systems containing two parallel networks of members in tension forming the top and bottom chords, whose nodes are linked by vertical and/or inclined web members under compression and tension. This paper presents, as an introduction, a brief perspective of the historical proposals for DLTGs over the last years, describing later a new approach for generating these kinds of structures, mainly in geometrical terms. After applying Otero's proposal for designing conventional double-layer grids (DLGs), a new technique, known as Rot-Umbela Manipulation, is applied to their upper and/or lower layers for generating DLTGs. Rot-Umbela Manipulation consists of opening a vertex in the plane for obtaining a certain polygon, which is then rotated by a determined angle. This powerful operation opens an endless catalogue of DLTGs and a very interesting line of research in the field of Tensegrity.
KW - Double-layer
KW - Grids
KW - Rot-umbela
KW - Structures
KW - Tensegrity
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N1 - :doi 10.3989/ic.11.053
N1 - Language of Original Document: Spanish
N1 - Correspondence Address: Gómez-Jáuregui, V.; Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain; email: tensegridad.es@gmail.com
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Experimental and numerical studies on the collapse behavior of tensegrity systems considering cable rupture and strut collapse with snap-through
JF - International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
JA - Int J Non Linear Mech
VL - 47
IS - 7
SP - 751
EP - 768
PY - 2012///
SN - 00207462 (ISSN)
AU - Shekastehband, B.
AU - Abedi, K.
AU - Dianat, N.
AU - Chenaghlou, M.R.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran
AD - Structural Laboratory of Sazehaye Fazaei Iran, Safira Company, Tehran, Iran
AB - Researches on the collapse behavior of a 3×3×0.7 m tensegrity grid have been conducted with the aim of examining the accuracy of the proposed numerical procedure for investigating the localization or propagation of collapse in these systems. The experimental program consists of tests on the constituent elements and collapse test on the whole system. In the current study, two types of collapse due to sudden rupture of a cable element and buckling of a strut were examined in the studied tensegrity model under load control. It was found that the most important factors that influence the collapse behavior of the tensegrity model are the imperfection amplitude, damping factors and residual stresses of the buckled struts. Based on the obtained results, the finite element model were adjusted, compared and validated with the experimental results until reliable and robust numerical model were achieved. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - Progressive collapse
KW - Residual stress
KW - Snap-through
KW - Sudden cable rupture
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Cable element
KW - Collapse behavior
KW - Damping factors
KW - Experimental program
KW - Finite element models
KW - Numerical procedures
KW - Numerical studies
KW - Progressive collapse
KW - Snap-through
KW - Sudden cable rupture
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Residual stresses
KW - Software testing
KW - Struts
KW - Cables
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):1
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: IJNMA
N1 - :doi 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2012.04.004
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Shekastehband, B.; Department of Civil Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran; email: b_shekastehband@sut.ac.ir
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Novel technique for obtaining double-layer tensegrity grids
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 27
IS - 2-3
SP - 155
EP - 166
PY - 2012///
SN - 09560599 (ISSN)
AU - Gómez-Jáuregui, V.
AU - Arias, R.
AU - Otero, C.
AU - Manchado, C.
AD - Dpt. Geographic Engineering and Graphical Expression Techniques, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
AB - Double-layer tensegrity grids (DLTGs) may be defined as tensegrity spatial systems containing two parallel horizontal networks of members in tension forming the top and bottom layers, whose nodes are linked by vertical and/or inclined bracing members in compression and/or tension. In this paper, a new approach is described. Conventional double-layer grids (DLGs) are composed of three layers: top, bottom and bracing members. This paper shows new rules for generating original DLGs following a recent methodology for their composition, from the mosaic of the bracing members and additional laws. Finally, from them, a new technique, known as Rot-Umbela manipulation, is applied to obtain their tensegrity form, opening and endless catalogue of DLTGs.
KW - Design
KW - Double-Layer
KW - Grids
KW - Rot-Umbela Manipulation
KW - Structures
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Tessellations
KW - Double layers
KW - Grids
KW - Rot-Umbela Manipulation
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Tessellations
KW - Construction
KW - Design
KW - Structure (composition)
KW - Space platforms
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):1
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - :doi 10.1260/0266-3511.27.2-3.155
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Gómez-Jáuregui, V.; Dpt. Geographic Engineering and Graphical Expression Techniques, Universidad de CantabriaSpain; email: tensegridad.es@gmail.com
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Tensegrity Structures: Innovative light structural systems
T2 - Tensegrity konstrukcije: Inovativni sustavi laganih konstrukcija
JF - Prostor
JA - Prostor
VL - 20
IS - 1
SP - 198
EP - 209
PY - 2012///
SN - 13300652 (ISSN)
AU - Skejić, D.
AU - Androić, B.
AU - Bačić, D.
AD - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Kačićeva 26, HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
AD - I.A. Projektiranje D.o.o., I. Barutanski breg 4, HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
AD - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, Kačićeva 26, HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
AB - Tensegrity system is a relatively new structural system suitable for the design of light and adaptable structures which create the impression of a bunch of rods floating in the air. These structural systems are known under various names depending on a particular approach: integrally strained systems, self-stabilizing systems, self-straining networks, critical and overcritical network systems. The structural function of such systems results from linking their constituent elements by means of tensile forces into an integral whole. This principle lies behind their name tensegrity (tensional integrity). One of the main objectives in the design of wide span structural systems is to reduce their own weight as much as possible. Therefore ingenious structural systems have been invented. Their reduced weight results from a reduced number of rods in compression. Thus the stability of the system is achieved by introducing self-balancing strain created by cables (elements in tension) and rods (elements in compression). These systems can therefore be defined as systems whose rigidity results from a self-straining balanced state between tensile cables and compressive elements independently of any outside activity. Self-straining that is responsible for their rigidity is independent of any devices that usually help to achieve a balanced state of straining. The geometric form of the spatial system is created by a periodic combination of basic modules whose integral parts are cables and rods. Some forms of tensegrity structures are reminiscent of the already familiar structures, trusses and beam-and-stringer grids but with a different flow of forces and spatial stability. The originality of tensegrity structures lies in its complex geometry and structural function resulting in a specific mechanic behaviour differing from the conventional spatial systems. Three historical figures are usually considered as the inventors of tensegrity structures: R. Buckminster Fuller, David Georges Emmerich and Kenneth D. Snelson. Fuller's work has stimulated many researchers who have been exploring this field and searching for practical application of these systems. The first attempts at constructing tent-like structures in the 1960s (Frei Otto) were followed by a period (1970s) in which strained structures gained popularity especially after the Olympic stadium in Munich had been built up. Numerous research projects have contributed substantially to eliminate the obstacles to practical application of tensegrity structures. Researches focused on multi-disciplinary aspect of the issue have resulted in an adjustable technology for design and analysis of integrally strained structures and have developed successful design innovations applicable to tensegrity structures. Despite the fact that tensegrity structures have for a long time been avoided and unjustly neglected within the fields of architecture and structural engineering, they have recently, however, become an accepted structural form. Advanced technology and a developing theory of integrally strained structures have helped to eliminate prejudices about these forms of structures. Finding an initial form that is stable even when stressed has certainly speeded up the evolution from sculpture to structure. Modeling is mainly based on three different approaches: by displacement, by forces and by energy. The mathematical tools necessary for the analysis of rigidity and stability of tensegrity structures is extremely complex since an appropriate modeling requires mastery and control of the following: the position of a tensegrity structure in multi-dimensional space, rigidity and straining matrices, the concepts of self-straining and proper straining, the balance and disassembly of forces. The examples of the already built tensegrity structures range from domes, towers, roof and arch structures, tents, pavilions, and bridges to artistic and everyday objects (furniture). It is certain that researches on tensegrity structures will continue into the future. The examples shown here confirm their applicability when covering large spans, bridges with short spans or as supports of lightweight infrastructural systems. Although further and more thorough researches are needed, it is quite clear that a deeply rooted assumption about the inapplicability of tensegrity structures is nowadays successfully refuted. However, successful application of new technologies to tensegrity structures requires close cooperation between architects and structural engineers as an essential prerequisite for future creative and innovative solutions.
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N1 - Language of Original Document: English; Croatian
N1 - Correspondence Address: Skejić, D.; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Kačićeva 26, HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Geometric and material nonlinear analysis of tensegrity structures
JF - Acta Mechanica Sinica/Lixue Xuebao
JA - Acta Mech Sin
VL - 27
IS - 6
SP - 938
EP - 949
PY - 2011///
SN - 05677718 (ISSN)
AU - Tran, H.C.
AU - Lee, J.
AD - Department of Architectural Engineering, Free Form Architecture Institute, Sejong University, 98 Kunja Dong, Kwangjin Ku, Seoul 143-747, South Korea
AB - A numerical method is presented for the large deflection in elastic analysis of tensegrity structures including both geometric and material nonlinearities. The geometric nonlinearity is considered based on both total Lagrangian and updated Lagrangian formulations, while the material nonlinearity is treated through elastoplastic stress-strain relationship. The nonlinear equilibrium equations are solved using an incremental-iterative scheme in conjunction with the modified Newton-Raphson method. A computer program is developed to predict the mechanical responses of tensegrity systems under tensile, compressive and flexural loadings. Numerical results obtained are compared with those reported in the literature to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the proposed program. The flexural behavior of the double layer quadruplex tensegrity grid is sufficiently good for lightweight large-span structural applications. On the other hand, its bending strength capacity is not sensitive to the self-stress level. © 2011 The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
KW - Geometric nonlinearity
KW - Large displacements
KW - Material nonlinearity
KW - Nonlinear analysis
KW - Tensegrity structures
KW - Computer program
KW - Double layers
KW - Elastic analysis
KW - Elasto-plastic
KW - Flexural behavior
KW - Flexural loading
KW - Geometric and material nonlinearities
KW - Geometric non-linearity
KW - Incremental-iterative schemes
KW - Large deflection
KW - Large displacements
KW - Material nonlinear
KW - Material nonlinearity
KW - Mechanical response
KW - Modified Newton-Raphson method
KW - Non-linear equilibrium equation
KW - Numerical results
KW - Self-stresses
KW - Strength capacity
KW - Stress-strain relationships
KW - Structural applications
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Tensegrity structure
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Total Lagrangian
KW - Updated Lagrangian formulations
KW - Bending strength
KW - Geometry
KW - Lagrange multipliers
KW - Newton-Raphson method
KW - Nonlinear equations
KW - Numerical methods
KW - Stress-strain curves
KW - Nonlinear analysis
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N1 - :doi 10.1007/s10409-011-0520-2
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Lee, J.; Department of Architectural Engineering, Free Form Architecture Institute, Sejong University, 98 Kunja Dong, Kwangjin Ku, Seoul 143-747, South Korea; email: jhlee@sejong.ac.kr
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Masic, M., Skelton, R.E., Gill, P.E., Algebraic tensegrity form-finding (2005) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42 (16-17), pp. 4833-4858. , DOI 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2005.01.014, PII S0020768305000351;
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TY - SER
T1 - On a type of single-curved cable-strut grids generated by semi-regular tensegrity
JF - Applied Mechanics and Materials
JA - Appl. Mech. Mater.
VL - 66-68
SP - 1781
EP - 1785
PY - 2011///
SN - 16609336 (ISSN); 9783037851852 (ISBN)
AU - Shi, T.
AU - Lu, J.
AU - Yao, L.
AU - Du, Y.
AD - School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
AD - Key Lab. of Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Structures of Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
AB - Tensegrity is a novel structure which attracts structure engineers' interest because of its light weight and efficient structural behavior. Nowadays researches are mainly concentrated in the area of regular and irregular tensegrity, both of which are not suitable in many situations on account of their shapes or member length conditions. Thus, a new concept of semi-regular tensegrity was proposed in this paper. Based on the singular value decomposition of equilibrium matrix, an enumerative algorithm for the form-finding of semi-regular tensegrity was presented. According to the distribution of the minimum singular value of matrix, the configuration of semi-regular tensegrity was discovered. The obtained tensegrity was used as modulus for the generation of single curved cable-strut grid. A numerical example was illustrated to indicate that the proposed tensegrity modulus was feasible and advantageous in constructing single-curved tensegrity grid. Finally, the future research in the area of semi-regular tensegrity and its application was prospected. © (2011) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
KW - Equilibrium matrix
KW - Self-equilibrium
KW - Semi-regular tensegrity
KW - Single-curved grid
KW - Enumerative algorithms
KW - Equilibrium matrix
KW - Form-finding
KW - Light weight
KW - matrix
KW - Minimum singular value
KW - Novel structures
KW - Numerical example
KW - Self-equilibrium
KW - Single-curved grid
KW - Structural behaviors
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Behavioral research
KW - Cables
KW - Industrial engineering
KW - Singular value decomposition
KW - Struts
KW - Manufacture
T3 - 2011 International Conference on Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, ICMMME 2011
Y2 - 20 June 2011 through 22 June 2011
CY - Nanchang
N1 - Conference code: 85969
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - :doi 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.66-68.1781
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Lu, J.; School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China; email: davidjingyu@gmail.com
N1 - References: Kenner, H., (1976) Geodesic Math and How to use It, , University of California Press, Berkeley, California;
Paul, C., Lipson, H., Cuevas, F.V., (2005) Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, pp. 3-10. , Washington, DC, USA;
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Investigation on the effects of depth-to-span ratio of tensegrity flat grids on their seismic behavior
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 26
IS - 1
SP - 59
EP - 69
PY - 2011///
SN - 09560599 (ISSN)
AU - Valipour, M.
AU - Sadeghi, A.
AD - Arian Shahr Bonyan Consulting Engineers CO., Iran
AD - Azarbaijan University of T.M. Tabriz, Iran
AB - Tensegrity state is a stable self-equilibrated state of a spatial system that contains a non-continuous set of compressive elements (struts) inside a continuous set of self-tensioned elements (cables).At the present study, the seismic behavior of double layer flat tensegrity grids consisted of quadrangular tensegrity prisms, have been investigated by carrying out nonlinear full transient time-history dynamic analysis. In order to determine the effects of depth-to-span ratio on seismic behavior of flat tensegrity grids, several non-linear time history analyses have been performed by ANSYS finite element program. Three 1/10, 1/12 & 1/15 grid depth-to-span ratios have been considered for investigation. Then the effects of depth-to-span ratio on seismic behavior of tensegrity flat grids have been determined. It is shown that these systems are sensitive and vulnerable against seismic excitations.Based on the obtained results, some design recommendations have been presented regarding to the seismic behavior of these systems.
KW - depth-to-span ratio
KW - initial strain
KW - non-linear time history analysis
KW - seismic behavior
KW - tensegrity flat grids
KW - initial strain
KW - Non-linear
KW - Seismic behavior
KW - Span ratios
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Dynamic analysis
KW - Seismic response
KW - Seismic design
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - :doi 10.1260/0266-3511.26.1.59
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Sadeghi, A.; Azarbaijan University of T.M. TabrizIran; email: arjang_sadeghi@yahoo.com
N1 - References: Ben Kahla, N., Seismic performance of tensegrity systems (2001) IASS Symposium, , Nagoya;
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TY - CONF
T1 - Double-layer tensegrity grids for architectural applications: In search of new morphologies
JF - Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2010
JA - Struct. Archit. - Proc. Int. Conf. Struct. Archit., ICSA
SP - 1554
EP - 1560
PY - 2010///
SN - 9780415492492 (ISBN)
AU - Liapi, K.A.
AU - Kim, J.
AD - University of Patras, Greece
AD - Chung-Ang University, South Korea
AB - Inspired by the tensegrity principle, architects and engineers have developed concepts of space structures most of which occur from the assembly of identical tensegrity units of simple geometry. To enrich the morphological array of the possible applications of tensegrity in architecture, the authors have investigated new configurations of such structures. Since most studied concepts of tensegrity structures were of regular geometry, emphasis in this paper was placed on the exploration of less symmetrical surface geometries such as those characterized by growth and similarity in space; specifically the geometric configuration of tensegrity surface structures of helical has been studied. A methodology for the geometric construction of helical tensegrity structure that occur from the assembly of self similar tensegrity units of growing sizes has also been developed and presented. © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
KW - Double layers
KW - Geometric configurations
KW - Geometric construction
KW - Regular geometry
KW - Self-similar
KW - Simple geometries
KW - Space structure
KW - Surface geometries
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Tensegrity structure
KW - Geometry
KW - Architecture
T3 - 1st International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2010
Y2 - 21 July 2010 through 23 July 2010
CY - Guimaraes
N1 - Conference code: 88340
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Liapi, K.A.; University of PatrasGreece
N1 - References: Hanaor, A., (1998) Tensegrity Theory and Application, in beyond the Cube, pp. 385-408. , J. Francois Gabriel (ed), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York;
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TY - CONF
T1 - Using external robots instead of internal mandrels to produce composite lattice structures
JF - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Textile Composites - TEXCOMP 10: Recent Advances in Textile Composites
JA - Proc. Int. Conf. Text. Compos. - TEXCOMP: Recent Adv. Text. Compos.
SP - 88
EP - 94
PY - 2010///
SN - 9781605950266 (ISBN)
AU - Jensen, D.W.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, United States
AB - An advanced three-dimensional braiding process has been developed that uses external supports in lieu of traditional internal mandrels to continuously produce complex composite lattice structures (such as the highly efficient IsoTruss® structures and a variety of next-generation structural lattice configurations). The method described here, partially based on U.S. Patent #7132027, produces high quality composite grid structures without using an internal mandrel and without the need for an autoclave. The outer geometry is defined by mechanical or robotic external hooks. The inner geometry including member intersections is defined using principles of tensegrity. Individual member straightness is achieved by maintaining axial tensile forces on the tows. The individual members comprising these lattice structures are highly-consolidated due to the radial compression forces applied by individual braided sleeves surrounding each member, resulting in high fiber volume fractions and low void contents. Interweaving of the braided sleeves and/or the tows comprising the members themselves secures the connections at the intersections of different members. These structures will be continuously fabricated at the rate of approximately 1 m/min (∼3 ft/min). The result is a cost-effective continuous process for fabricating high quality, environmentally friendly, complex geometry, open lattice structures out of advanced composite materials.
KW - Advanced composite materials
KW - Axial tensile forces
KW - Complex composites
KW - Complex geometries
KW - Composite lattices
KW - Continuous process
KW - Environmentally-friendly
KW - Fiber volume fractions
KW - Grid structures
KW - High quality
KW - Lattice configuration
KW - Lattice structures
KW - Radial compression
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Void contents
KW - Geometry
KW - Textiles
KW - Void fraction
KW - Textile processing
T3 - 10th International Conference on Textile Composites: Recent Advances in Textile Composites, TEXCOMP 10
Y2 - 26 October 2010 through 28 October 2010
CY - Lille
N1 - Conference code: 84041
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Jensen, D. W.; Department of Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, United States
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Recent advances in configurations in spatial structures
JF - International Journal of Structural Engineering
JA - Int. J. Struct. Eng.
VL - 1
IS - 3-4
SP - 397
EP - 411
PY - 2010///
SN - 17587328 (ISSN)
AU - Luo, Y.-Z.
AD - Space Structures Research Center, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China
AB - This paper presents a summary of the author's recent work on the configuration of spatial structures. To better satisfy architecture and engineering requirements, the paper introduces a technique of reconstructing freestyle 3D objects with grid space structures. With this technique, irregular and complex configurations can be easily modelled, which has a great potential in modelling of sculptures and bionic structures. Then several new types of deployable structures, which are based on linkage mechanisms including Bricard linkages and double chain linkages, are proposed. The kinetic behaviour of these deployable structures is investigated by geometrical analysis. And their possible applications in retractable roofs are also explored. Meanwhile, the paper proposes a practical application of structures with changeable configurations - a novelty erection technology based on expandable mechanisms. Finally, the paper presents some new advances in form-finding of tensegrity structures and shape control of tensegrity structures. © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
KW - Deployable structures
KW - Freestyle shape
KW - Kinetic analysis
KW - Mechanism
KW - Reconstruction
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - :doi 10.1504/IJSTRUCTE.2010.033490
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Luo, Y.-Z.; Space Structures Research Center, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China; email: luoyz@zju.edu.cn
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Self-stress design of tensegrity grid structures with exostresses
JF - International Journal of Solids and Structures
JA - Int. J. Solids Struct.
VL - 47
IS - 20
SP - 2660
EP - 2671
PY - 2010///
SN - 00207683 (ISSN)
AU - Tran, H.C.
AU - Lee, J.
AD - Department of Architectural Engineering, Sejong University, 98 Kunja Dong, Kwangjin Ku, Seoul 143-747, South Korea
AB - A numerical method is presented for initial self-stress design of tensegrity grid structures with exostresses, which is defined as a linear combination of the coefficients of independent self-stress modes. A discussion on proper division of the number of member groups for the purpose of existence of a single integral feasible self-stress mode has been explicitly given. Dummy elements to transform the tensegrity grid structure with statically indeterminate supports into self-stressed pin-jointed system without supports are employed. The unilateral properties of the stresses in cables and struts are taken into account. Evaluation of the stability for the structure is also considered. Several numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the efficiency and robustness in searching initial single integral feasible self-stress mode for tensegrity grid structures. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - Exostresses
KW - Force density method
KW - Self-stress design
KW - Singular value decomposition
KW - Tensegrity grid structures
KW - Force density method
KW - Force density methods
KW - Grid structures
KW - Self-stresses
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Design
KW - Numerical methods
KW - Wavelet transforms
KW - Singular value decomposition
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):8
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - :doi 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2010.05.020
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Lee, J.; Department of Architectural Engineering, Sejong University, 98 Kunja Dong, Kwangjin Ku, Seoul 143-747, South Korea; email: jhlee@sejong.ac.kr
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Motro, R., Najari, S., Jouanna, P., Static and dynamic analysis of tensegrity systems (1986) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Shell and Spatial Structures, Computational Aspects, pp. 270-279. , Springer NY;
Motro, R., (2003) Tensegrity: Structural Systems for the Future, , Kogan Page Science London;
Murakami, H., Static and dynamic analyses of tensegrity structures. Part II. Quasi-static analysis (2001) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38 (20), pp. 3615-3629. , DOI 10.1016/S0020-7683(00)00233-X, PII S002076830000233X;
Ohsaki, M., Zhang, J.Y., Stability conditions of prestressed pin-jointed structures (2006) International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, 41 (10), pp. 1109-1117;
Pellegrino, S., Calladine, C.R., Matrix analysis of statically and kinematically indeterminate frameworks (1986) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 22 (4), pp. 409-428;
Pellegrino, S., Structural computations with the singular value decomposition of the equilibrium matrix (1993) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 30 (21), pp. 3025-3035;
Quirant, J., Kazi-Aoual, M.N., Laporte, R., Tensegrity systems: The application of linear programmation in search of compatible selfstress states (2003) Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 44 (1), pp. 33-50;
Quirant, J., Self-stressed systems comprising elements with unilateral rigidity: Selfstress states, mechanisms and tension setting (2007) International Journal Space Structures, 22 (4), pp. 203-214;
Rieffel, J., Valero-Cuevas, F., Lipson, H., Automated discovery and optimization of large irregular tensegrity structures (2009) Computers and Structures, 87 (56), pp. 368-379;
Sanchez, R., Maurin, B., Kazi-Aoual, M.N., Motro, R., Selfstress States identification and localization in modular tensegrity grids (2007) International Journal Space Structures, 22 (4), pp. 215-224;
Schek, H.J., The force density method for form finding and computation of general networks (1974) Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 3, pp. 115-134;
Schenk, M., Guest, S.D., Herder, J.L., Zero stiffness tensegrity structures (2007) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44 (20), pp. 6569-6583;
Tibert, G., Pellegrino, S., Review of form-finding methods for tensegrity structures (2003) International Journal of Space Structures, 18 (4), pp. 209-223;
Tran, H.C., Lee, J., Advanced form-finding of tensegrity structures (2010) Computers and Structures, 88 (34), pp. 237-246;
Tran, H.C., Lee, J., Advanced form-finding for cable-strut structures (2010) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47 (1415), pp. 1785-1794;
Vassart, N., Motro, R., Multiparametered form finding method: Application to tensegrity systems (1999) International Journal of Space Structures, 14 (2), pp. 147-154;
Wang, B.B., (2004) Free-standing Tension Structures: From Tensegrity Systems to Cable Strut Systems, , Taylor and Francis Group London and New York;
Yang, W.Y., Cao, W., Chung, T.S., (2005) Applied Numerical Methods Using Matlab, , John Wiley and Sons New Jersey;
Zhang, L., Maurin, B., Motro, R., Form-finding of nonregular tensegrity systems (2006) Journal of Structural Engineering, 132 (9), pp. 1435-1440;
Zhang, J.Y., Ohsaki, M., Kanno, Y., A direct approach to design of geometry and forces of tensegrity systems (2006) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43 (78), pp. 2260-2278;
Zhang, J.Y., Ohsaki, M., Adaptive force density method for form-finding problem of tensegrity structures (2006) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43 (1819), pp. 5658-5673;
Zhang, J.Y., Ohsaki, M., Stability conditions for tensegrity structures (2007) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44 (1112), pp. 3875-3886
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Pascalian forms as morphogenetic tool
JF - Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
JA - J Int Assoc Shell Spat Struct
VL - 51
IS - 165
SP - 165
EP - 181
PY - 2010///
SN - 1028365X (ISSN)
AU - Bagnéris, M.
AU - Marty, A.
AU - Maurin, B.
AU - Motro, R.
AU - Pauli, N.
AD - LMGC UMR CNRS 5508, Université Montpellier 2, France
AD - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Montpellier, France
AB - Non-standard morphogenesis leads to new challenges in the design process. Recent development in spatial representation raise the architect's audacity to generate geometrically complex projects that are far from an immediate understanding. Thus, non-standard geometry results in an increased visual complexity rather than in a genuine tool for abstract representation. This paper presents "pascalian forms", a promising approach allowing geometric control based on elementary generative rules. This method is proposed as a link between physical models and the abstraction generated by numerical models to finally reach complex concepts. Some geometric potentialities are exposed to realize double-curved tensegrity grids, then extended to complete "freeform" tensegrity grids.
KW - Double-curved systems
KW - Generative tool
KW - Non-standard morphogenesis
KW - Parametrics
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Double-curved systems
KW - Generative tool
KW - Non-standard morphogenesis
KW - Parametrics
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Abstracting
KW - Geometry
KW - Models
KW - Morphology
KW - Standards
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):1
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JIASF
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Bagnéris, M.; LMGC UMR CNRS 5508, Université Montpellier 2France; email: bagneris@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Initial self-stress design of tensegrity grid structures
JF - Computers and Structures
JA - Comput Struct
VL - 88
IS - 9-10
SP - 558
EP - 566
PY - 2010///
SN - 00457949 (ISSN)
AU - Tran, H.C.
AU - Lee, J.
AD - Department of Architectural Engineering, Sejong University, 98 Kunja Dong, Kwangjin Ku, Seoul 143-747, South Korea
AB - A numerical method is presented for initial self-stress design of tensegrity grid structures, which is defined as the linear combination of the coefficients of independent self-stress modes. A discussion on proper division of the number of member groups for the purpose of existence of a single integral feasible self-stress mode has been explicitly given. The unilateral properties of the stresses in cables and struts are taken into account. Evaluation of the stability for the structure is also considered. Three numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the efficiency and robustness in searching initial feasible self-stress mode for tensegrity grid structures. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - Force density method
KW - Self-stress design
KW - Singular value decomposition
KW - Tensegrity grid structures
KW - Force density methods
KW - Grid structures
KW - Self-stress design
KW - Self-stresses
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Design
KW - Numerical methods
KW - Singular value decomposition
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):9
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: CMSTC
N1 - :doi 10.1016/j.compstruc.2010.01.011
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Lee, J.; Department of Architectural Engineering, Sejong University, 98 Kunja Dong, Kwangjin Ku, Seoul 143-747, South Korea; email: jhlee@sejong.ac.kr
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Micheletti, A., Williams, W.O., A marching procedure for form-finding for tensegrity structures (2007) J Mech Mater Struct, 2 (5), pp. 101-126;
Zhang, L., Maurin, B., Motro, R., Form-finding of nonregular tensegrity systems (2006) J Struct Eng - ASCE, 132 (9), pp. 1435-1440;
Rieffel, J., Valero-Cuevas, F., Lipson, H., Automated discovery and optimization of large irregular tensegrity structures (2009) Comput Struct, 87 (5-6), pp. 368-379;
Tran, H.C., Lee, J., Advanced form-finding of tensegrity structures (2010) Comput Struct, 88 (3-4), pp. 237-246;
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Quirant, J., Self-stressed systems comprising elements with unilateral rigidity: selfstress states, mechanisms and tension setting (2007) Int J Space Struct, 22 (4), pp. 203-214;
Sanchez, R., Maurin, B., Kazi-Aoual, M.N., Motro, R., Selfstress states identification and localization in modular tensegrity grids (2007) Int J Space Struct, 22 (4), pp. 215-224;
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Ohsaki, M., Zhang, J.Y., Stability conditions of prestressed pin-jointed structures (2006) Int J Nonlinear Mech, 41 (10), pp. 1109-1117;
Murakami, H., Static and dynamic analyses of tensegrity structures. Part II. Quasi-static analysis (2001) Int J Solids Struct, 38 (20), pp. 3615-3629;
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TY - CONF
T1 - Dynamic relaxation of tensegrity structures
JF - 2009 TAIWAN CAADRIA: Between Man and Machine - Integration, Intuition, Intelligence - Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
JA - TAIWAN CAADRIA: Between Man Mach. - Integr., Intuition, Intell. - Proc. Conf. Comput.-Aided Archit. Des. Res. Asia
SP - 553
EP - 562
PY - 2009///
SN - 9789860180800 (ISBN)
AU - Fagerström, G.
AD - London Metropolitan University, Department of Architecture and Spatial Design, 40-44 Holloway Road, London N78JL, United Kingdom
AB - The structural hierarchy inherent to tensegrities enables a building skin that performs on multiple levels simultaneously. While having one function in the global building mechanics, its individual components can work as self-contained systems balancing tensile and compressive forces locally within them. The behavior of elements under load is linear and thus describable analytically. When these are aggregated in a tensegrity however, the performance of the assembly as a whole is non-linear. In order to investigate further these relationships a method of dynamic relaxation will be developed. This tool allows for simulation and load analysis of a complex tensegrous network, based on the relationships between force, stiffness and dimension formulated by Young and the computational means provided by a parametric/associative modeling environment. This research investigates the possible form-finding through computational means of a double-layer tensegrity grid.
KW - Dynamic
KW - Form finding
KW - Relaxation
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Compressive forces
KW - Double layers
KW - Dynamic relaxation
KW - Form finding
KW - Individual components
KW - Load analysis
KW - Modeling environments
KW - Multiple levels
KW - Relaxation
KW - Structural hierarchies
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Tensegrity structure
KW - Architectural design
KW - Computer simulation
KW - Dynamics
KW - Research
T3 - 14th Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Between Man and Machine - Integration, Intuition, Intelligence, 2009 TAIWAN CAADRIA
Y2 - 22 April 2009 through 24 April 2009
CY - Douliou, Yunlin
N1 - Conference code: 95346
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Fagerström, G.; London Metropolitan University, Department of Architecture and Spatial Design, 40-44 Holloway Road, London N78JL, United Kingdom; email: g.Fagerstrom@londonmet.ac.uk
N1 - References: Fuller, R.B., (1975) Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, , MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York;
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TY - CONF
T1 - Kinetic tensegrity grids with 3D compressed components
JF - ACADIA 09: reForm(): Building a Better Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
JA - ACADIA: reForm(): Build. Better Tomorrow - Proc. Annu. Conf. Assoc. Comput. Aided Des. Archit.
SP - 255
EP - 258
PY - 2009///
SN - 0984270507 (ISBN); 9780984270507 (ISBN)
AU - Frumar, J.
AU - Zhou, Y.Y.
AD - Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
AD - Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Innovative Structures Group, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
AB - This paper details a series of preliminary explorations into the concept of kinetic tensegrity grids that can respond to stimuli by changing their shape, porosity, and transparency. The research presented explores double-layer tensegrity grids that utilize 3D "compressed" components. A case study demonstrates their applicability to the formation of sophisticated building envelopes that can actively or passively respond to changes in the environment. A computational form-finding tool is introduced to study design variations in real time. This tool is shown to expand the design spectrum by supporting increased complexity and revealing unexpected design potential. This research is significant as it outlines a practical methodology for conceiving responsive building systems. in particular, it illustrates an approach that synthesizes design concerns with engineering and fabrication goals.
KW - Building envelopes
KW - Building systems
KW - Design spectrum
KW - Double layers
KW - Form-finding
KW - Real time
KW - Study design
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Computer aided design
KW - Research
KW - Three dimensional
T3 - 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: reForm(): Building a Better Tomorrow, ACADIA 09
Y2 - 22 October 2009 through 25 October 2009
CY - Chicago, IL
N1 - Conference code: 89082
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):3
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Frumar, J.; Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University MelbourneAustralia
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Dismountable steel tensegrity grids as alternate roof structures
JF - Steel and Composite Structures
JA - Steel Compos. Struct.
VL - 9
IS - 3
SP - 239
EP - 253
PY - 2009///
SN - 12299367 (ISSN)
AU - Panigrahi, R.
AU - Gupta, A.
AU - Bhalla, S.
AD - Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, India
AB - This paper reviews the concept of tensegrity structures and proposes a new type of dismountable steel tensegrity grids for possible deployment as light-weight roof structures. It covers the fabrication of the prototype structures followed by their instrumentation, destructive testing and numerical analysis. First, a single module, measuring 1 m x 1 m in size, is fabricated based on half-cuboctahedron configuration using galvanised iron (GI) pipes as struts and high tensile stranded cables as tensile elements. Detailed instrumentation of the structure is carried out right at the fabrication stage. The structure is thereafter subjected to destructive test during which the strain and the displacement responses are carefully monitored. The structure is modelled and analyzed using finite element method (FEM) and the model generated is updated with the experimental results. The investigations are then extended to a 2 x 2 grid, measuring 2 m x 2 m in size, fabricated uniquely by the cohesive integration of four single tensegrity modules. After updating and validating on the 2 x 2 grid, the finite element model is extended to a 8 x 8 grid (consisting of 64 units and measuring 8 m x 8 m) whose behaviour is studied in detail for various load combinations expected to act on the structure. The results demonstrate that the proposed tensegrity grid structures are not only dismountable but also exhibit satisfactory behaviour from strength and serviceability point of view.
KW - Dismountable
KW - Finite element method (FEM)
KW - Monitoring
KW - Strain
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Destructive testing
KW - Destructive tests
KW - Dismountable
KW - Displacement response
KW - Finite element method (FEM)
KW - Finite element models
KW - Grid structures
KW - Light weight
KW - Load combination
KW - Prototype structures
KW - Roof structures
KW - Single modules
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Tensegrity structure
KW - Tensile elements
KW - Fabrication
KW - Galvanizing
KW - Instruments
KW - Iron
KW - Monitoring
KW - Roof coverings
KW - Steel
KW - Finite element method
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):1
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Bhalla, S.; Civil Engineering Department, IIT DelhiIndia; email: sbhalla@civil.iitd.ac.in
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Prestressed system mechanics applied to the cytoskeleton structure
T2 - Mécanique des systémes précontraints appliquée à la structure du cytosquelette
JF - Mecanique et Industries
JA - Mec. Ind.
VL - 10
IS - 3-4
SP - 285
EP - 290
PY - 2009///
SN - 12962139 (ISSN)
AU - Cañadas, P.
AU - Maurin, B.
AU - Motro, R.
AD - Université Montpellier 2, Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil (LMGC), UMR 5508 CNRS, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC048, 34095 Montpellier, France
AB - These works show the pertinence and usefulness in modelling the cytoskeleton by mechanical prestressed systems. They are in the field of cellular and tissular biomechanics and two applications are proposed. We present first the form-finding of an isolated cell by non regular tensegrity systems, and then we propose to combine granular models and tensegrity analogy. A prospective extension to multicellular assemblies considering the concept of shared self-stresses, by the way of tensegrity grids, is subsequently presented. © 2009 AFM EDP Sciences.
KW - Cytoskeleton
KW - Granular media
KW - Modelling
KW - Tensegrity structures
KW - Tissue
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N1 - :doi 10.1051/meca/2009058
N1 - Language of Original Document: French
N1 - Correspondence Address: Cañadas, P.; Université Montpellier 2, Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil (LMGC), UMR 5508 CNRS, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC048, 34095 Montpellier, France; email: canadas@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
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T1 - Damage assessment of tensegrity structures using piezo transducers
JF - Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2008
JA - Proc. ASME Conf. Smart Mater., Adapt. Struct. Intelligent Syst., SMASIS
VL - 2
SP - 21
EP - 25
PY - 2008///
SN - 9780791843314 (ISBN); 9780791843321 (ISBN)
AU - Panigrahi, R.
AU - Gupta, A.
AU - Bhalla, S.
AD - Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 751003, India
AD - Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, Hauzkhas, New Delhi, 110016, India
AD - Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, Hauzkhas, New Delhi, 11001, India
AB - This paper presents a low-cost experimental technique to carry out damage assessment of structures using dynamic strain measured by of surface-bonded piezo transducers. The technique is applied on a single module tensegrity structure, 1mx1m in size and then extended to a tensegrity grid structure, 2mx2m size, fabricated using galvanised iron (GI) pipes and mild steel cables. A single piezoelectric-ceramic (PZT) patch bonded on a strut measures the dynamic strain during an impact excitation of the structure. Damage is identified from the frequency response function (FRF) obtained after domain transformation of the PZT patch's response. For the grid structure, damage is localized using changes in the three natural frequencies observed experimentally and the corresponding mode shapes obtained numerically. The technique is found to be very expedient and at the same time cost effective, especially for preliminary damage detection in the structures. Copyright © 2008 by ASME.
KW - Damage assessments
KW - Domain transformation
KW - Dynamic strain
KW - Experimental techniques
KW - Frequency response functions
KW - Grid structures
KW - Impact excitation
KW - Mild steel
KW - Mode shapes
KW - Piezo-transducers
KW - PZT
KW - PZT patches
KW - Single modules
KW - Tensegrities
KW - Tensegrity structure
KW - Time cost
KW - Carbon steel
KW - Frequency response
KW - Galvanizing
KW - Intelligent materials
KW - Intelligent systems
KW - Iron
KW - Transducers
KW - Damage detection
T3 - ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2008
Y2 - 28 October 2008 through 30 October 2008
CY - Ellicott City, MD
N1 - Conference code: 80364
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Panigrahi, R.; Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 751003, India
N1 - References: Fuller, R.B., Tensile integrity structures (1962), United States Patent No: 3:063: 521Kebiche, K., Kazi-Aoual, M.N., Motro, R., Geometric non-linear analysis of tensegrity systems (1999) Engineering Structures, 21, pp. 864-876;
Hanaor, A., Double layer tensegrity grids as deployable structures (1993) Int. J. of Space Structures., 8, pp. 135-143;
Quirant, J., Kazi-Aoual, M.N., Motro, R., Designing tensegrity systems: The case of a double layer grid (2003) Engineering Structures, 25, pp. 1121-1130;
Stern, I.P., (1999) Development of Design Equations for Self Deployable N- Strut Tensegrity Systems, , M.S. Thesis, University of Florida
N1 - Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute, ASME
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Comparison between experimental tests and numerical simulations carried out on a tensegrity minigrid
JF - Engineering Structures
JA - Eng. Struct.
VL - 30
IS - 7
SP - 1905
EP - 1912
PY - 2008///
SN - 01410296 (ISSN)
AU - Dubé, J.F.
AU - Angellier, N.
AU - Crosnier, B.
AD - Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil-UMR5508, Montpellier University, cc048, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier cedex 5, France
AB - Tensegrity systems are structures in equilibrium under an initial self-stress state. This self-stress state is composed of elementary self-stress states, which constitute its basis. They have complex behaviour and the self-stress state can be modified by external loads. A continuous dialogue between numerical simulations and experimental tests made it possible to validate previous models. In this paper, we checked the validity of the indirect methods currently used to measure cable tension. Static and vibratory measurements clearly show that the bending moment of the elements influences the behaviour of the structure. In the computational analysis, it is therefore necessary to consider embedding of the elements although the structure is not entirely rigid. Moreover, structural beam finite elements are necessary for a correct calculation of bar behaviour within the structure. Our results contribute to improve the modelling of the behaviour of tensegrity grids as conceived in the Tensarch project. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - EF model
KW - Measure
KW - Self-stress state
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Vibration
KW - Bending moments
KW - Computer simulation
KW - Finite element method
KW - Stress concentration
KW - Tensile strength
KW - Vibrations (mechanical)
KW - Self-stress state
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Structures (built objects)
KW - Bending moments
KW - Computer simulation
KW - Finite element method
KW - Stress concentration
KW - Structures (built objects)
KW - Tensile strength
KW - Vibrations (mechanical)
KW - bending
KW - experimental study
KW - finite element method
KW - numerical model
KW - stress analysis
KW - vibration
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):4
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: ENSTD
N1 - :doi 10.1016/j.engstruct.2007.12.010
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Dubé, J.F.; Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil-UMR5508, Montpellier University, cc048, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier cedex 5, France; email: dube@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Force design of tensegrity structures by enumeration of vertices of feasible region
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 23
IS - 2
SP - 117
EP - 125
PY - 2008///
SN - 09560599 (ISSN)
AU - Ohsaki, M.
AU - Zhang, J.Y.
AU - Ohishi, Y.
AD - Dept. of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
AD - Computer Engineering and Consulting, Ltd., 5-1-11, Higashihara, Zama, Kanagawa 228-8567, Japan
AD - Kyoto University, Kyoto-Daigaku Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan
AB - An optimization approach is presented for force design of tensegrity structures by enumeration of the vertices of the feasible region of the prestresses, which is defined as the linear combinations of the coefficients of the self-equilibrium force vectors. The unilateral properties of the stresses in cables and struts are taken into consideration. In order to design the stiffest structure against uncertain external loads as well as specific external loads, a multiobjective optimization problem is formulated for simultaneous maximization of the lowest eigenvalue of the tangent stiffness matrix and minimization of the compliance against a specified set of external loads. In the numerical example, Pareto optimal solutions are found by enumerating the vertices of the feasible region of prestresses of a tensegrity grid, and the monotonicity properties of the objective functions are investigated.
KW - Force design
KW - Multiobjective programming
KW - Self-equilibrium force
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Vertex enumeration
KW - Optimization
KW - Stiffness matrix
KW - Structural optimization
KW - Eigen values
KW - External loads
KW - Feasible Region
KW - Force design
KW - Force vectors
KW - Linear combinations
KW - Monotonicity properties
KW - Multi-objective optimization problem
KW - Multiobjective programming
KW - Numerical examples
KW - Objective functions
KW - Optimization approach
KW - Pareto-optimal solutions
KW - Prestresses
KW - Self-equilibrium
KW - Self-equilibrium force
KW - Tangent stiffness matrix
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Tensegrity structures
KW - Vertex enumeration
KW - Multiobjective optimization
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):1
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Ohsaki, M.; Dept. of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Kyoto UniversityJapan; email: ohsaki@archi.kyoto-u.ac.jp
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Design of tensegrity structures using artificial neural networks
JF - Structural Engineering and Mechanics
JA - Struct Eng Mech
VL - 29
IS - 2
SP - 223
EP - 235
PY - 2008///
SN - 12254568 (ISSN)
AU - Panigrahi, R.
AU - Gupta, A.
AU - Bhalla, S.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India
AB - This paper focuses on the application of artificial neural networks (ANN) for optimal design of tensegrity grid as light-weight roof structures. A tensegrity grid, 2 m × 2 m in size, is fabricated by integrating four single tensegrity modules based on half-cuboctahedron configuration, using galvanised iron (GI) pipes as struts and high tensile stranded cables as tensile elements. The structure is subjected to destructive load test during which continuous monitoring of the prestress levels, key deflections and strains in the struts and the cables is carried out. The monitored structure is analyzed using finite element method (FEM) and the numerical model verified and updated with the experimental observations. The paper then explores the possibility of applying ANN based on multilayered feed forward back propagation algorithm for designing the tensegrity grid structure. The network is trained using the data generated from a finite element model of the structure validated through the physical test. After training, the network output is compared with the target and reasonable agreement is found between the two. The results demonstrate the feasibility of applying the ANNs for design of the tensegrity structures.
KW - Artificial neural network (ANN)
KW - Finite element method (FEM)
KW - Roof
KW - Strain
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Algorithms
KW - Finite element method
KW - Mathematical models
KW - Neural networks
KW - Light weight roof structures
KW - Tensegrity structures
KW - Structural design
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):1
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: SEGME
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Bhalla, S.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India; email: sbhalla@civil.iitd.ac.in
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Stern, I.P., Development of design equations for self deployable N- strut tensegrity systems (1999), M. S. Thesis, University of FloridaVishay Micro-Measurements (2005), P.O. box 27777, Raleigh North Carolina, 27611, USA. www.vishaymg.comUR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-43249095782&partnerID=40&md5=32ef877cbe63ea31d416203c7bcb68df
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TY - JOUR
T1 - The wooden roofs of Leonardo and new structural research
JF - Nexus Network Journal
JA - Nexus Network J.
VL - 10
IS - 1
SP - 27
EP - 38
PY - 2008///
SN - 15905896 (ISSN)
AU - Di Carlo, B.
AD - Via Berlino 2, Villa Raspa, Spoltore 65010, Pescara, Italy
AB - The two types of spatial patterns reproduced in the Codex Altanticus fol. 899v can be deciphered in light of recent studies on reciprocal and tensegrity frames. For the construction of his wooden component roofs, Leonardo utilized two main modules: a grid of square modules and a grid of a tri/hexagonal module. Leonardo's drawings offer an opportunity to attempt a synthesis between the two structural systems, demonstrating the affinity that exists between the reciprocal frames used by Leonardo and the rigid tensegrities developed by Fuller. The continual observation, study and construction of models have permitted the verification of this hypothesis. © 2008 Kim Williams Books.
KW - Buckminster Fuller
KW - Deresonated tensegrity
KW - Geodesic domes
KW - Leonardo da Vinci
KW - Polyhedra
KW - Reciprocal frames
KW - Tensegrity
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):1
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - :doi 10.1007/s00004-007-0054-x
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Di Carlo, B.Via Berlino 2, Villa Raspa, Spoltore 65010, Pescara, Italy; email: mail@biagiodicarlo.com
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Perception of order and ambiguity in Leonardo's design concepts
JF - Nexus Network Journal
JA - Nexus Network J.
VL - 10
IS - 1
SP - 101
EP - 128
PY - 2008///
SN - 15905896 (ISSN)
AU - Robert, V.P.
AD - 4H, Nottingham Street, London W1U 5EQ, United Kingdom
AB - Leonardo da Vinci used geometry to give his design concepts both structural and visual balance. The paper examines aesthetic order in Leonardo's structural design, and reflects on his belief in analogy between structure and anatomy. Leonardo's drawings of grids and roof systems are generated from processes best known from ornamentation and can be developed into spatial structures assembled from loose elements with no need for binding elements. His architectural plans are patterns based on principles of tessellation, tiling and recursion, also characteristic of the reversible, ambiguous structures which led to Leonardo's further inventions in structural and mechanical design as well as dynamic representations of space in his painting. In recent times, the ambiguous structures in the art of Joseph Albers, the reversible and impossible structures of M. C. Escher, the recurring patterns and spherical geometry of Buckminster Fuller and the reciprocal grids in structural design of Cecil Balmond display a similar interest. Computer models and animations have been used to simulate processes of perceiving and creating ambiguity in structures. © 2008 Kim Williams Books.
KW - Aesthetic order
KW - Ambiguity
KW - Cecil Balmond
KW - Emergence
KW - Joseph Albers
KW - Leonardo da Vinci
KW - M.C. Escher
KW - Optical illusion
KW - Ornament and structure
KW - Pattern
KW - Principles of ornamentation
KW - Reciprocal grid
KW - Structural design
KW - Symmetry
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Visual perception
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N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Robert, V. P.4H, Nottingham Street, London W1U 5EQ, United Kingdom; email: vesna@rubedo.co.uk
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TY - JOUR
T1 - A scalable multiscale LATIN method adapted to nonsmooth discrete media
JF - Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
JA - Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Eng.
VL - 197
IS - 5
SP - 319
EP - 331
PY - 2008///
SN - 00457825 (ISSN)
AU - Alart, P.
AU - Dureisseix, D.
AD - LMGC, University Montpellier 2, CNRS UMR 5508, CC 048, Place Eugene Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
AB - The simulation of discrete systems often leads to large scale problems, for instance if they result of a discretization technique, or a modeling at a small scale. A multiscale analysis may involve an homogenized macroscopic problem, as well as a coarse space mechanism to accelerate convergence of the numerical scheme. A multilevel domain decomposition technique is used herein as both a numerical strategy to simulate the behaviour of a non smooth discrete media, and to provide a macroscopic numerical behaviour of the same system. Several generic formulations for such systems are discussed in this article. A multilevel domain decomposition is tested and several choices of the embedded coarse space are discussed, in particular with respect of the emergence of weak interfaces, characteristics of the discrete media substructuration. The application problem is the quasi-static simulation of a large scale tensegrity grid. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KW - Domain decomposition
KW - Homogenization
KW - Multilevel
KW - Nonsmoothness
KW - Scalability
KW - Discrete event simulation
KW - Homogenization method
KW - Mathematical models
KW - Scalability
KW - Discrete systems
KW - Multiscale analysis
KW - Nonsmooth discrete media
KW - Domain decomposition methods
KW - Discrete event simulation
KW - Domain decomposition methods
KW - Homogenization method
KW - Mathematical models
KW - Scalability
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N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - :doi 10.1016/j.cma.2007.05.002
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Dureisseix, D.; LMGC, University Montpellier 2, CNRS UMR 5508, CC 048, Place Eugene Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France; email: David.Dureisseix@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Selfstress states identification and localization in modular tensegrity grids
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 22
IS - 4
SP - 215
EP - 224
PY - 2007///
SN - 09560599 (ISSN)
AU - Sánchez, R.
AU - Maurin, B.
AU - Kazi-Aoual, M.N.
AU - Motro, R.
AD - Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, UMR CNRS 5508, Université Montpellier 2, France
AB - The design of a modular tensegrity grid requires the determination of its selfstress states, before choosing an appropriate combination defining the system's initial stresses. However, the computation of the vectorial basis associated with selfstress states generally produces results that are difficult to exploit. We therefore propose two different strategies to identify and localize selfstress states in a modular tensegrity grid more pertinently. The first is based on a heuristic approach that exploits the system's structural composition of modularity and regularity. The second is numerical and aims at redefining the vectors of the basis in a more convenient and useful way. Two methods based on transformations of the vectorial basis of selfstress states have been developed for a minimal number of involved components. Finally, we suggest a selfstress state classification based on the number of components and their localization as well as on their mechanical behavior.
KW - Classification
KW - Localization
KW - Selfstress
KW - Tensegrity grid
KW - Localization
KW - Modular tensegrity grids
KW - Self stress
KW - Self stress state classification
KW - Tensegrity grid
KW - Heuristic methods
KW - Modular construction
KW - Position control
KW - Space research
KW - Vectors
KW - Stress analysis
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N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Sánchez, R.; Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, UMR CNRS 5508, Université Montpellier 2France
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Correlation between eigenmodes and the selfstress state identification of a tensegrity grid
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 21
IS - 4
SP - 223
EP - 232
PY - 2006///
SN - 09560599 (ISSN)
AU - Dubé, J.-F.
AU - Angellier, N.
AD - Laboratoire de Mécanique, Génie-Civil-UMR 5508, Université Montpellier 2, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
AB - Tensegrity systems are structures in equilibrium under an initial selfstress state. This selfstress state is a composition of elementary selfstress states, which constitute its basis. In order to identity the selfstress state of a system, we use a non-destructive method based on a vibratory analysis of the structure. The structure is subjected to sinewave excitation for a given frequency. It appears that some frequencies allow a better identification than others. This study tries to establish a relation between eigenmode, selfstress state, and the effectiveness of the identification of a double layer tensegrity grid in six elementary selfstress states. Numerical simulations validate the method proposed here for the identification of such a tensegrity grid.
KW - Eigenmode
KW - Inverse analysis
KW - Selfstress state
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Computer simulation
KW - Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions
KW - Inverse problems
KW - Nondestructive examination
KW - Tensile properties
KW - Eigenmodes
KW - Selfstress state
KW - Sinewave excitation
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Stress analysis
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N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Dubé, J.-F.; Laboratoire de Mécanique, Génie-Civil-UMR 5508, Université Montpellier 2, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France; email: dube@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
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TY - CONF
T1 - Regenerative tensegrity structures for energy harvesting applications
JF - Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
JA - Proc IEEE Conf Decis Control
SP - 2282
EP - 2287
PY - 2006///
SN - 01912216 (ISSN); 1424401712 (ISBN); 9781424401710 (ISBN)
AU - Scruggs, J.T.
AU - Skelton, R.E.
AD - Dynamic Systems Research, Inc., San Diego, CA, United States
AD - Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD, San Diego, CA, United States
AB - This paper investigates the potential of controlled tensegrity structures as a means for electrically generating and storing energy injected into the structure by external disturbances. An approach is presented for the integration of linear, regenerative actuators into tensegrity structures as supplemental active bars. By operating these actuators as generators, mechanical energy absorbed from the structure during periods of external excitation is converted to electrical energy. Through proper control of the power-electronic network to which the actuators are connected, a fraction of this energy may be recovered and delivered to a storage system or an external power grid. A generalized model for a regenerative tensegrity structure with arbitrarily-many actuators is presented, which accounts for electrical dissipation in the actuators and associated electronics. Issues pertaining to actuator selection and power-electronic control are discussed. An approach is presented for the design of simple collocated linear velocity-feedback controllers for systems with one actuator, such that the rate of structural energy extraction is optimized for the steady-state closed-loop response to an external disturbance. The approach is illustrated in a simulation example for a small-scale system. Extensions are discussed in which a regenerative tensegrity structure is used to harvest energy from the motion of ocean waves. © 2006 IEEE.
KW - Energy harvesting
KW - Mechatronics
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Energy harvesting
KW - Mechanical energy
KW - Small scale system
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Actuators
KW - Energy storage
KW - Feedback control
KW - Mechatronics
KW - Energy utilization
T3 - 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2006, CDC
Y2 - 13 December 2006 through 15 December 2006
CY - San Diego, CA
N1 - Conference code: 71426
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Art. No.: 4178116
N1 - CODEN: PCDCD
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Scruggs, J.T.; Dynamic Systems Research, Inc., San Diego, CA, United States; email: scruggs@caltech.com
N1 - References: Salter, S.H., Wave power (1974) Nature, 249, pp. 720-724;
Falnes, J., (2002) Ocean Waves and Oscillating Systems, Linear Interaction Including Wave-Energy Extraction, , Cambridge, U.K, Cambridge Univ. Press;
Clement, A., McCullen, P., Falcao, A., Fiorentino, A., Gardner, F., Hammarlund, K., Lennois, G., Thorpe, T., Wave energy in Euorpe: Current status and perspectives (2002) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 6, pp. 405-453;
Pelc, R., Fujita, R.M., Renewable energy from the ocean (2002) Marine Policy, 26, pp. 471-479;
Johansson, T.B., McCormick, K., Neij, L., Turkenburg, W., The potentials of renewable energy (2004) Intl. Conf. on Renewable Energies, , Bonn;
T.W.Thorpe, An Overview of Wave Energy Technologies, Produced for Office of Sci. & Tech., AEA Tech. Rep. AEAT-3615, 1998Polinder, H., Damen, M.E.C., Gardner, F., Linear PM generator system for wave energy conversion in the AWS (2004) IEEE Trans. Energy Conv, 19, pp. 583-589;
Leijon, M., Bernhoff, H., Agren, O., Isberg, J., Sundberg, J., Berg, M., Karlsson, K.E., Wolfbrandt, A., Multiphysics simulation of wave energy to electric energy conversion by permanent magnet linear generator (2005) IEEE Trans. Energy Conv, 20, pp. 219-224;
Nasar, S.A., Boldea, I., (1987) Linear Electric Motors, , Prentice-Hall;
Skelton, R., Dynamics and control of tensegrity systems (2005) IUTAM conf, , Munich, June;
Salter, S.H., Taylor, J.R.M., Caldwell, N.J., Power conversion mechanisms for wave energy (2002) Proc. Inst. Mech. Engr., Part M: J. for the Maritime Environment, 216;
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TY - CONF
T1 - Active control of a tensegrity plane grid
JF - Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
JA - Proc. 44th IEEE Conference Decision and Ctrl. Eur. Ctrl. Conf. CDC-ECC'05
VL - 2005
SP - 6830
EP - 6834
PY - 2005///
SN - 0780395689 (ISBN); 9780780395688 (ISBN)
AU - Averseng, J.
AU - Dubé, J.-F.
AU - Crosnier, B.
AU - Motro, R.
AD - Laboratory of Mechanic and Civil Engineering, University Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier, France
AD - Laboratory of Mechanic and Civil Engineering, University Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier, France
AB - Tensegrity systems are selfstressed reticulate space structures. As lightweight frames, they are subject to deformation and vibration Issues when faced to natural stimulations such as temperature gradients or wind. Classical passive solutions Impose to rigidify components or to add damping In the structure using heavy devices. Active systems, mainly developed In space and seismic fields, are controlled using external energy brought by activators. We describe In this paper a mixed geometric and dynamic active control of tensegrity structures using a robust control design technique. An experiment is carried out on a six selfstress states plane tensegrity grid. © 2005 IEEE.
KW - Active control
KW - Selfstressed reticulate space structures
KW - Temperature gradients
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Deformation
KW - Geometry
KW - Robustness (control systems)
KW - Seismology
KW - Stresses
KW - Structural frames
KW - Mechanical variables control
T3 - 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Y2 - 12 December 2005 through 15 December 2005
CY - Seville
N1 - Conference code: 69208
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):3
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Art. No.: 1583260
N1 - :doi 10.1109/CDC.2005.1583260
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Averseng, J.; Laboratory of Mechanic and Civil Engineering, University Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier, France; email: averseng@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
N1 - References: Fuller, R., (1973) The dymaxion world of Buckminster Fuller, , New York: Anchoor Books;
Snelson, K., (1973) Tensegrity Mast, , Bolinas, Californie: Shelter Publications;
Motro, R., Tensegrity (2003) Kogan Page Science;
Quirant, J., Kazi-Aoual, M.N., Motro, R., Designing tensegrity systems: The case of a double layer grid (2003) Engineering Structures, 25, pp. 1121-1130. , July;
Sanchez, L.R., (2005) Contribution à l?étude mécanique des systèmes de tenségrité, , Thesis, Université Montpellier 2;
J. Averseng, M. K. Aoual, and B. Crosnier, Selfstress state implementation methodology, in Fifth International Conference on Space Structures, T. Telford, ed., University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, pp 31-38, P. Disney and G. Parke, August 2002Fest, E., Shea, K., Domer, B., Smith, I., Adjustable tensegrity structures (2003) Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 129, pp. 515-526;
Sultan, C., Modeling, Design and Control of Tensegrity Structures with Applications (1999), PhD thesis, Purdue University, West LafayetteW. Chan, D. Arbelaez, B. F., and R. Skleton, Active vibration control of a three-stage tensegrity structure, in SPIE 11th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California, USA, March 2004R. Motro and V. Raducanu, Tensarch project, in Fifth international conference on space structures, T. Telford, ed., University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, pp. 57-66, P. Disney and G. Parke, August 2002Pellegrino, S., Calladine, C., Matrix analysis of statically and kinematically indeterminate frameworks (1986) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 22, pp. 409-428;
Quirant, J., (2000) Systèmes de tenségrité et autocontrainte: Qualification, sensibilité et incidence sur le comportement, , Thesis, Université Montpellier II;
Averseng, J., Crosnier, B., Prestressing tensegrity systems? application to multiple selfstress systems (2004) International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 4, pp. 543-557. , December;
Zhou, K., Doyle, J., Glover, K., (1996) Robust and Optimal Control, , NJ: Prentice Hall
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TY - JOUR
T1 - A self-stress maintening folding tensegrity system by finite mechanism activation
JF - Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
JA - J Int Assoc Shell Spatial Struct
VL - 46
IS - 148
SP - 85
EP - 93
PY - 2005///
SN - 03043622 (ISSN)
AU - Smaili, A.
AU - Motro, R.
AD - Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, UMR5508, Université de Montpellier II, cc048, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier, France
AB - As a general rule, the folding of tensegrity systems occurs by removing and/or keeping self-stress in the structure. In this article, we will concentrate on the folding of tensegrity systems which keeps self-stress throughout the folding process. Finite mechanisms are used for this folding procedure, and the stability of the various members is ensured by self-stress effect within the structure throughout the process (this has been verified by real scaled models and computer aided simulations). The results found have demonstrated that one can act on part of the structure without affecting the structure as a whole. It is therefore possible to fold the grid as a whole or in part. The study of the fundamental folding characteristics has enabled us generalize this process to other tensegrity grids with double curvature, when some finite mechanisms can be activated.
KW - Finite mechanisms
KW - Folding
KW - Self-stress
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Unfolding
KW - Variable geometry
KW - Computer simulation
KW - Mathematical models
KW - Stresses
KW - Structural analysis
KW - Finite mechanisms
KW - Folding
KW - Self-stress
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Unfolding
KW - Shells (structures)
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):3
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JIASF
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Smaili, A.; Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, UMR5508, Université de Montpellier II, cc048, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier, France
N1 - References: Smaili, A., (2004) Systèmes Légers Pliables/dépliables: Cas des Systèmes de Tenségrité, , thèse de Doctorat, directeur de thèse: Motro R., Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France, Septembre;
Motro, R., Tensegrity: Structural systems for the future (2003) Foldable Tensegrity, pp. 147-188;
Smaili, A., Motro, R., Foldable / un Foldable tensegrity systems by self-stress cancellation (2005) IASS Symposium: Theory, Technique, Valuation, Maintenance, , Accepted for September Bucharest-Romania;
Smaili, A., Motro, R., Raducanu, V., New concept for deployable tensegrity systems (2004) IASS Symposium: Shell and Spatial Structures from Models to Realization, , 20-24 September Montpellier, France
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Structural behavior and design methods of Tensegrity domes
JF - Journal of Constructional Steel Research
JA - J. Constr. Steel Res.
VL - 61
IS - 1
SP - 23
EP - 25
PY - 2005///
SN - 0143974X (ISSN)
AU - Fu, F.
AD - School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT Leeds, United Kingdom
AB - A comprehensive study on the structural behavior and structural types of Tensegrity domes is presented. The numerical analysis method of Tensegrity structure is also discussed. The first Tensegrity domeGeorgia Dome is analyzed as a prototype through a non-linear software using the numerical method presented in the paper. Based on the analysis, the structural behavior of the Tensegrity dome is summarized and therefore, some design methods for the Tensegrity dome are proposed. Based on the above studies, several new types of Tensegrity domes with different geometric grids are proposed by the author. A comparison of the structural behavior between the Georgia Dome and the domes proposed by the author is also made. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - Equilibrium
KW - Non-linear
KW - Static
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Costs
KW - Nonlinear systems
KW - Numerical analysis
KW - Phase equilibria
KW - Software prototyping
KW - Structural design
KW - Equilibrium
KW - Non-linear
KW - Static
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Structural analysis
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):24
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - :doi 10.1016/j.jcsr.2004.06.004
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Fu, F.; School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT Leeds, United Kingdom; email: cenffu@leeds.ac.uk
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Prestressing tensegrity systems - Application to multiple selfstress state structures
JF - International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics
JA - Int. J. Struct. Stab. Dyn.
VL - 4
IS - 4
SP - 543
EP - 557
PY - 2004///
SN - 14658763 (ISSN)
AU - Averseng, J.
AU - Crosnier, B.
AD - Lab. of Mech. and Civ. Engineering, University of Montpellier II, 34090 Montpellier, France
AB - Stress control is a major issue in the development of prestressed structures like the tensegrity systems that gain from it equilibrium and stability. In this paper, we present a simple method for adjusting the whole set of normal forces in this kind of structure, based on a combination of influences determined from the unit variations of rest lengths for a reduced set of active cables. According to an elementary criterion, tension and compression forces are kept in a reduced domain during the implementation stage in order to avoid unwanted transitory stress levels. The process is then simulated to retrieve the modifications for actual lengths that are to be implemented in the correct order. Finally, we describe the application of this method on a 1:1 scale double layer tensegrity grid.
KW - Active cables
KW - Double layer grid
KW - Prestressing
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Transitory levels
KW - Computer simulation
KW - Construction industry
KW - Mathematical models
KW - Phase equilibria
KW - Pneumatics
KW - Prestressing
KW - Stress analysis
KW - Active cables
KW - Double layer grid
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Transitory level
KW - Structural analysis
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):6
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Averseng, J.; Lab. of Mech. and Civ. Engineering, University of Montpellier II, 34090 Montpellier, France; email: averseng@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
N1 - References: Snelson, K., (1973) Tensegrity Mast, , Shelter Publications, Bolinas, CA;
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Static and dynamic robust control of tensegrity systems
JF - Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
JA - J Int Assoc Shell Spatial Struct
VL - 45
IS - 146
SP - 169
EP - 174
PY - 2004///
SN - 03043622 (ISSN)
AU - Averseng, J.
AU - Crosnier, B.
AD - Lab. de Mecan. et Génie Civil, UMR 5508, Université Montpellier II, CC 048, Pl. Eugène Bataillon, 34 095 Montpellier, France
AB - Tensegrity systems are selfstressed reticulate space structures. As lightweight frames, they are subject to deformation and vibration issues when faced to natural stimulation such as wind or footsteps. Classical passive solutions impose to rigidify components or to add damping in the structure, using heavy devices. Active systems, mainly developed in space and seismic fields, are controlled using external energy brought by activators. We describe in this paper a mixed approach for active geometric and dynamic control of tensegrity structures, using robust control design technique. An experiment is carried out on a six selfstress states plane tensegrity grid.
KW - Active control
KW - Robustness
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Computer simulation
KW - Damping
KW - Digital filters
KW - Light weight structures
KW - Residual stresses
KW - Rigidity
KW - Robustness (control systems)
KW - Structural frames
KW - Technical presentations
KW - Active control
KW - Dynamic solicitations
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Structural analysis
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):10
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JIASF
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Averseng, J.; Lab. de Mecan. et Génie Civil, UMR 5508, Université Montpellier II, CC 048, Pl. Eugène Bataillon, 34 095 Montpellier, France; email: averseng@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
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Snelson, K., (1973) Tensegrity Mast, , Bolinas Californie, Shelter Publications;
Motro, R., (2003) Tensegrity, , Kogan Page Science, ISBN: 1903996376;
Motro, R., Raducanu, V., Tensarch project" (2002) Fifth International Conference on Space Structures, , University of Surrey, Guildford;
Pellegrino, S., Calladine, C.R., Matrix analysis of statically and kinematically indeterminate frameworks (1986) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 22, pp. 409-428;
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Averseng, J., Kazi-Aoual, M.N., Crosnier, B., Selfstress state implementation methodology (2002) Fifth International Conference on Space Structures, , University of Surrey, Guilford;
Zhou, K., Doyle, J.C., Glover, K., (1996) Robust and Optimal Control, , Prentice Hall, NJ
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Special Structures: Past, Present, and Future
JF - Perspectives in Civil Engineering: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers
JA - Perspect. Civ. Eng. Commemorating 150th Anniv. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng.
SP - 143
EP - 161
PY - 2003///
SN - 0784406863 (ISBN); 9780784406861 (ISBN)
AU - Bradshaw, R.
AU - Campbell, D.
AU - Gargari, M.
AU - Mirrniran, A.
AU - Tripeny, P.
AD - Richard R. Bradshaw, Inc., 17300 Ballinger, Northridge, CA 91325, United States
AD - Geiger Engineers, 2 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY 10901, United States
AD - Dept. of Construction Sciences, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45206, United States
AD - Dept. of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
AD - Graduate School of Architecture, Univ. of Utah, 375 South 1530 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States
AB - Special structures are landmarks and testimonials to the achievements of the structural engineering profession. They are true three-dimensional representations of our equilibrium equations and affirmations of our analytical techniques, design standards and construction practices. They include many types of structures, such as: space frames or grids; cable-and-strut and tensegrity; air-supported or air-inflated; self-erecting and deployable; cable net; tension membrane; lightweight geodesic domes; folded plates; and thin shells. This work celebrates the ASCB's sesquicentennial by providing a historical perspective on how special structures have evolved, their state-of-practice in the dawn of the 21st century, and a projection of their potential trends and evolution into the future.
KW - Domes, structural
KW - Fabrics
KW - Grid Systems
KW - Membranes
KW - Plates
KW - Spacing
KW - State-of-the-art reviews
KW - Grid systems
KW - Spacing
KW - State-of-art reviews
KW - Tension membranes
KW - Buckling
KW - Compaction
KW - Deformation
KW - Domes
KW - Plates (structural components)
KW - Shells (structures)
KW - Structural design
KW - Structural loads
KW - Yield stress
KW - Civil engineering
A2 - Russell J.S.
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N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Bradshaw, R.; Richard R. Bradshaw, Inc., 17300 Ballinger, Northridge, CA 91325, United States
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Gould, P.L., (1988) Analysis of Shells and Plates, , Springer, New York;
Joedicke, J., (1963) Shell Architecture, , Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York;
Madugula, M.S., Dynamic response of lattice towers and guyed masts (2002) Special Structures Committee Rep., , ASCE, Reston, Va;
Mainstone, R., (1975) Developments in Structural Form, , MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass;
Martin, E., Wilmeth, D.B., (1988) Mud Show: American Tent Circus Life, , Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, N.M;
(1955) Progressive Architecture, , New York;
Schmidt, L.C., Morgan, P.R., Hanaor, A., Ultimate load testing of space trusses (1982) J. Struct. Div., 108 (6), pp. 1324-1335;
Schueller, W., (1983) Horizontal-span Building Structures, , Wiley, New York;
Wachsmann, K., (1961) The Turning Point of Building; Structure and Design, , T. E. Burton, translator, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Tensegrity systems
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 18
IS - 2
SP - 77
EP - 84
PY - 2003///
SN - 02663511 (ISSN)
AU - Motro, R.
AU - Raducanu, V.
AD - Lab. de Mecanique et Genie Civil, UMR CNRS 5508, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
AD - Ecole d'Arch. Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France
AB - This paper is a contribution to Tensegrity Systems understanding. The first part is devoted to a clarification of definitions. Among all the definitions that are known, we suggest a first one based on the description which is given in the three main patents, filed by Emmerich, Fuller and Snelson. We submit then an "extended definition". According to this definition, tensegrity systems can be regarded as a pure field of forces satisfying some specific conditions. A double layer grid, which fulfils this definition is described. In the second part, tensegrity systems are placed within the general category of tensile structures. It can be seen that this work paves the way to an improvement within the entire world of shapes. Finally we give an example of tensegrity system theory applied to biology and developed by D. Ingber.
KW - Architecture
KW - Compression testing
KW - Rigidity
KW - Space applications
KW - Tensile testing
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Tensile structures
KW - System theory
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):13
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - :doi 10.1260/026635103769518198
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Motro, R.; Lab. de Mecanique et Genie Civil, UMR CNRS 5508, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
N1 - References: Raducanu, V., Motro, R., New tensegrity grids (2000) International Journal of Space Structures;
(1992) International Journal of Space Structures. Special Issue a ≪Tensegrity Systems: State of Art≫, 7 (2). , R. Motro Guest Editor;
(1996) International Journal of Space Structures. Special Issue a ≪Morphology≫, 11 (1-2). , H. Lalvani Guest Editor; Elsevier(Pub);
Emmerich, D.G., Structures tendues et autotendantes (1988), Monographies de Geometrie Constructive. Editions de l'Ecole d'Architecture de Paris La VillettePugh, A., An introduction to tensegrity (1976), University of California Press, BerkeleyTardiveau, J., Siestrunck, R., Efforts et déformations dans les assemblages en treillis critiques et surcritiques en élasticité linéaire (1975) Note Présentée par M. M. Roy á l'Académie des Sciences, 280 (3). , 20 janvier;
Roth, B., Whiteley, W., ≪Tensegrity frameworks & Gt (1988) Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 256 (2), pp. 419-446;
Motro, R., (1983) Formes et Forces Dans les Systémes Constructifs. Cas des Systémes Réticulés Spatiaux Autocontraints, 2. , These d'Etat. Universite Montpeller II. 2 juin;
Vassart, N., Laporte, R., Motro, R., Determination of mechanisms's order for kinematically and statically indeterminate systems (2000) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 37, pp. 3807-3839;
Current and emerging technologies of shell and spatial structures (1997), Motro R Tensegrity Systems and structural research; Madrid IASS Colloquium. 28-30 AvrilIngber, D.E., Tensegrity: The architectural basis of cellular mechanotransduction (1997) Annu. Rev. Physiol., pp. 575-599;
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(2003), Motro, "Tensegrity", Hermes-Penton ISBN 1903996376UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0141508922&partnerID=40&md5=ae404c3f98fb8a679497fcb7be2fab49
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Novel cable-strut grids made of prisms: Part I. Basic theory and design
JF - Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
JA - J Int Assoc Shell Spatial Struct
VL - 44
IS - 142
SP - 93
EP - 108
PY - 2003///
SN - 03043622 (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.
AU - Li, Y.
AB - Cable structures become the focus of contemporary researchers due to people's pursuit in lightweight forms. However, the attractiveness of cable structures are not expressed sufficiently as they often rely on boundary anchoring system to equilibrate. So question remains that can we develop free-standing cable networks that are both fascinating and lightweight? For tens of years, tensegrity systems were developed to realize the dream despite that the actual structural efficiency is not high as expected. The concept of cable-strut grids was developed by the first author to avoid the low structural efficiency of tensegrity grids. The broadening of the concept opens the field to the creation of a wide variety of structurally efficient and architecturally attractive forms. In this two-part paper, a new invention of lightweight cable-strut grids made of self-stabilized prisms (Ps) by short bars inside and long cables outside is presented. The first part is focused on the basic theory, including simplex characteristics, configurations, and mechanical properties of basic grids. The structural efficiency of P grids is illustrated in case studies. Finally, related joint design is discussed conceptually.
KW - Cable-Strut
KW - Joint
KW - Prism
KW - Space Truss
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Cable supported roofs
KW - Joints (structural components)
KW - Loads (forces)
KW - Prisms
KW - Structural design
KW - Tensile properties
KW - Trusses
KW - Cable-strut grids
KW - Space truss
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Struts
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):7
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JIASF
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - References: Motro, R., Tensegrity systems: The state of the art (1992) Int. J. Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 75-83;
Wang, B.B., Li, Y.Y., Definition of tensegrity systems. Can dispute be settled? (1998) Proceedings of LSA98 "Lightweight Structures in Architectural Engineering and Construction", 2, pp. 713-719;
Motro, R., Tensegrity: The state of the art (2002) 5th International Conference on Space Structures, pp. 97-106. , Guildford;
Hanaor, A., Tensegrity: Theory and application (1997) Beyond the Cube, pp. 385-408. , J. F. Gabriel Ed., John Wiley & Sons;
Wang, B.B., Li, Y.Y., From tensegrity grids to cable-strut grids (2001) Int. J. Space Structures, 16 (4), pp. 279-314;
Wang, B.B., Liu, X.L., General study of tensegrity grids of bar-to-bar connection (1998) Int. J. Space Structures, 13 (1), pp. 31-35. , England;
Motro, R., Tensegrity systems and geodesic domes (1999) Int. J. Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 341-351;
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Argyris, J.H., Scharpf, D.W., Large deflection analysis of prestressed networks (1972) J. Structural Division, 98 (ST3), pp. 633-654. , ASCE;
Wang, B.B., (2002), A type of cable grid structures, Chinese Patent No. ZL00112025.5, filed January 14, 2000, granted December 11Wang, B.B., (2002), Load-bearing cable grid, Chinese Patent No. ZL01237975.1, filed May 24, 2001, granted March 6UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-2942557226&partnerID=40&md5=94195bd515e5084401bb0c8f3c84af5b
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Novel cable-strut grids made of prisms: Part II. Deployable and architectural studies
JF - Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
JA - J Int Assoc Shell Spatial Struct
VL - 44
IS - 142
SP - 109
EP - 125
PY - 2003///
SN - 03043622 (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.
AU - Li, Y.
AB - Cable-strut grids cover a wide variety of forms based on a large family of cable-strut Simplexes. In the first of the two-part paper, the concept and basic properties of a novel type of cable-strut grids made of prisms (P Simplexes), which utilize long edge cables and short internal struts to brace the volume, are studied. Studies show high structural efficiency of grids composed of P Simplexes, although more efficient cable-strut grids are feasible. In addition to the traditional application as supporting grid structures, P grids have additional merits in deployable functions and expertise in architecture, which are focused in this second part. Discussion of deployment functions includes several possible means, including telescopic strut method, energy-loaded strut method and releasing cable method. In the architectural aspects, P Simplexes are introduced in linear, planar, and space forms enriched by morphological studies. Finally, two concepts are presented to extend the invention in new architectural forms based on structurally efficient skeleton. One relies on reshaped Simplexes itself to present aesthetics. The other expresses structural art through sculptures of shaped roof material supported by matched structural design.
KW - Architecture
KW - Cable-Strut
KW - Deployable
KW - Morphology
KW - Prism
KW - Space Truss
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Architectural design
KW - Cable supported roofs
KW - Loads (forces)
KW - Morphology
KW - Prisms
KW - Structural design
KW - Tensile properties
KW - Trusses
KW - Cable-strut grids
KW - Releasing cable method
KW - Sapce trusses
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Struts
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):4
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JIASF
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Designing tensegrity systems: The case of a double layer grid
JF - Engineering Structures
JA - Eng. Struct.
VL - 25
IS - 9
SP - 1121
EP - 1130
PY - 2003///
SN - 01410296 (ISSN)
AU - Quirant, J.
AU - Kazi-Aoual, M.N.
AU - Motro, R.
AD - Université Montpellier II, Lab. de Mecanique et Genie Civil, UMR CNRS 5508, Place Eugène Bataillon, Montpellier Cedex 05 34095, France
AB - Tensegrity systems are innovative strut and cable systems used in Civil Engineering. Their lightness and the impression of transparency they convey represent new sources of inspiration for architects. Nevertheless, their conception and their design are not easy insofar as these systems are reticulate, spatial and self-stressed. In this article we set out to present the different stages of the conception and the design of tensegrity systems. The study of the selfstress, the choice of its level, the design of the elements and the study of the sensitivity to manufacturing element errors are the different subjects described. We will then present the concrete case of a double layer grid of 81 m2 area. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - Design
KW - Selfstress states
KW - Sensitivity
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Cables
KW - Concrete construction
KW - Error analysis
KW - Stresses
KW - Struts
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Structural design
KW - tensioning system
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):30
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: ENSTD
N1 - :doi 10.1016/S0141-0296(03)00021-X
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Motro, R.; Université Montpellier II, Lab. de Mecanique et Genie Civil, UMR CNRS 5508, Place Eugène Bataillon, Montpellier Cedex 05 34095, France; email: motro@lmgc.univ-montp2.fr
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Special structures: Past, present, and future
JF - Journal of Structural Engineering
JA - J Struct Eng
VL - 128
IS - 6
SP - 691
EP - 709
PY - 2002///
SN - 07339445 (ISSN)
AU - Bradshaw, R.
AU - Campbell, D.
AU - Gargari, M.
AU - Mirmiran, A.
AU - Tripeny, P.
AD - Richard R. Bradshaw, Inc., 17300 Ballinger, Northridge, CA 91325, United States
AD - Geiger Engineers, 2 Executive Blvd., Ste. 410, Suffern, NY 10901, United States
AD - Dept. of Construction Sciences, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45206, United States
AD - Dept. of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States
AD - Graduate School of Architecture, Univ. of Utah, 375 South 1530 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States
AB - Special structures are landmarks and testimonials to the achievements of the structural engineering profession. They are true three-dimensional representations of our equilibrium equations and affirmations of our analytical techniques, design standards and construction practices. They include many types of structures, such as: space frames or grids; cable-and-strut and tensegrity; air-supported or air-inflated; self-erecting and deployable; cable net; tension membrane; lightweight geodesic domes; folded plates; and thin shells. This work celebrates the ASCE's sesquicentennial by providing a historical perspective on how special structures have evolved, their state-of-practice in the dawn of the 21st century, and a projection of their potential trends and evolution into the future.
KW - Domes, structural
KW - Fabrics
KW - Grid systems
KW - Membranes
KW - Plates
KW - Spacing
KW - State-of-the-art reviews
KW - Grid systems
KW - Lightweight geodesic domes
KW - State-of-the-art reviews
KW - Tension membranes
KW - Domes
KW - Fabrics
KW - Geomembranes
KW - Plates (structural components)
KW - Standards
KW - Structural frames
KW - Struts
KW - Structural design
KW - Fabric
KW - Frames
KW - Membranes
KW - Plates
KW - Spacing
KW - Standards
KW - Structural Design
KW - Structural Engineering
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):17
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: JSEND
N1 - :doi 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2002)128:6(691)
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Bradshaw, R.; Richard R. Bradshaw, Inc., 17300 Ballinger, Northridge, CA 91325, United States
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TY - JOUR
T1 - From tensegrity grids to cable-strut grids
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 16
IS - 4
SP - 279
EP - 314
PY - 2001///
SN - 02663511 (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.-B.
AU - Li, Y.-Y.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576, Singapore
AD - #04-344, Block 2, Dover Road, Singapore 130002, Singapore
AB - In this paper, tensegrity grids are extended to cable-strut grids as supporting structures. Can tensegrity structures replace the familiar forms? If not, why? How to achieve the goal? These questions are discussed in detail. Following a review of tensegrity concepts, various forms of non-contiguous strut and contiguous strut tensegrity configurations especially the geometrically rigid forms are presented and analysed through real-scale structural design. Analysis shows that the strut-to-cable connection among simplexes inherently induces low structural efficiency, because of the mechanisms produced at the connected vertices and especially cables in the compressive layer sustaining tensions, which result in low stiffness and much reduced structural depth. Contiguous strut configurations present much better properties, but as struts are still isolated in simplexes, they are much heavier than space trusses owing to excessive bar length and reduced structural depth due to bar inclination. All these drawbacks stem from the introduction of "islands of compression in a sea of tension" in simplexes and free-standing grids. Based on the analysis, lightweight forms are geometrically rigid and of improved structural depth, and above all, based on contiguous and short struts in both simplexes and grids. Tensegrity concept is accordingly transferred to cable-strut structures, and cable-strut concept and the principles of designing cable-strut simplexes are summarized. Some lightweight cable-strut grids, including AP (anti-prism) & ATP (anti-truncated-pyramid) grids developed from the bar-intersecting method to stabilise tensegrity simplexes, and RP (reciprocal prism) grids and CP (crystal-cell pyramid) grids based on novel simplexes, are introduced and their configurations and performance is illustrated. Their high structural efficiency, especially high stiffness and outstanding weight savings over space trusses is proved in case studies. The economical value of lightweight cable-strut grids is discussed finally.
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N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Wang, B.-B.; Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576, Singapore
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Hanaor, A., Liao, M.K., Double-layer tensegrity grids: Static load response, I-analytical study (1991) J. Structural Engineering, 117 (6), pp. 1660-1674. , ASCE, June;
Hanaor, A., Double-layer tensegrity grids: Static load response, II-experimental study (1991) J. Structural Engineering, 117 (6), pp. 1675-1684. , June;
Hanaor, A., Aspects of design of double-layer tensegrity domes (1992) Int. J. Space Structures., 7 (2), pp. 101-113;
Hanaor, A., Geometrically rigid double-layer tensegrity grids (1994) Int. J. Space Structures, 9 (4), pp. 227-238. , England;
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Motro, R., Tensegrity systems and geodesic domes (1990) Int. J. Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 341-351. , England;
Wang, B.B., Liu, X.L., General study of tensegrity grids of bar-to-bar connection (1998) Int. J. Space Structures, 13 (1), pp. 31-135. , England;
Wang, B.B., Cable-strut systems: II- Cable-strut (1998) J. Constructional Steel Research, 45 (3), pp. 291-299. , England;
Pedretti, M., Smart tensegrity structures for the Swiss Expo 2001 (1998) IASS'98 Symposium, 2, pp. 684-691. , Sydney;
Wang, B.B., A new type of self-stressed equilibrium cable-strut systems made of reciprocal prisms (1996) Int. J. Space Structures, 11 (4), pp. 351-356. , England;
Wang, B.B., Li, Y.Y., RP system - Properties, design and applications J. IASS, , Spain, manuscript;
Wang, B.B., Li, Y.Y., personal communicationHanaor, A., Developments in tensegrity systems: An overview (1993) Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Space Structures, pp. 987-997. , Nooshin H ed., University of Surrey;
Wang, B.B., Novel cable-strut grids made of prisms J. Structural Engineering, , ASCE, manuscript;
Wang, B.B., A type of cable grid structures, application No. 00112025.2, Chinese Patent No. CN1258790A, filed January 14, 2000, Published July 5, 2000UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-2942602504&partnerID=40&md5=db11b55561a39a1b9f239c65bf28d339
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Tensegrity spline beam and grid shell structures
JF - Engineering Structures
JA - Eng Struct
VL - 23
IS - 1
SP - 29
EP - 36
PY - 2001///
SN - 01410296 (ISSN)
AU - Adriaenssens, S.M.L.
AU - Barnes, M.R.
AD - Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
AB - This paper considers a class of tensegrity structures with continuous tubular compression booms forming curved splines, which may be deployed from straight by prestressing a cable bracing system. A free-form arch structure for the support of prestressed membranes is reviewed and the concepts are extended to a two-way spanning system for double layer grid shell structures. A numerical analysis based on the Dynamic Relaxation (DR) method is developed which caters specifically for the form-finding and load analysis of this type of structure; a particular feature of the analysis is that bending components are treated in a finite difference form with three degrees of freedom per node rather than six. This simplifies the treatment of sliding collar nodes which may be used along the continuous compression booms of deployable systems.
KW - Computational geometry
KW - Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
KW - Finite difference method
KW - Interpolation
KW - Prestressed beams and girders
KW - Shells (structures)
KW - Dynamic relaxation (DR) method
KW - Tensegrity structures
KW - Structural analysis
PB - Elsevier Science Ltd
CP - Exeter, United Kingdom
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):19
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: ENSTD
N1 - :doi 10.1016/S0141-0296(00)00019-5
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Adriaenssens, S.M.L.; Univ of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Multiparametered formf indîng method: Application totensegrity systems
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 14
IS - 2
SP - 147
EP - 154
PY - 1999///
SN - 02663511 (ISSN)
AU - Vassart, N.
AU - Motro, R.
AD - Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
AB - A method allowing a multiparametered formfinding for prestressed and selfstressed reticulated systems with tensile and.compressive members is presented. Known methods, based on geometric analysis and dynamic (dynamic relaxation) considerations have been developed for these systems but they allow generally the evolution of only one parameter. But, in case of shape finding of non-regular new forms or when the sought-after form is subject to a set of geometrical constraints, it becomes obligatory to elaborate a multiparametered form-finding process. The proposed numerical method, which is described in this paper, exploits the force density method, already used for form finding of pure tensile structures. However, equilibrium matrix of pure tensile structures as cable nets systems, admits always an inverse, which might be false when tensile and compressive members coexist in the system. In this paper, different processes allowing to define prestressed (or selfstressed) equilibrium geometry are described. Except for the relational structure which is considered as known at the beginning of the process, two sets of form-finding parameters can be identified for this method : prestress (or selfstress) coefficients of members and coordinates or redundant nodes. The proposed method does not yield a unique geometry but it is very convenient for a multiparametered formfinding, and has produced very interesting results, especially for Tensegrity Systems. Application of this method of multiparametered formfinding to Tensegrity Systems, provides the designer with an efficient way to achieve interesting new selfstressed geometries, such as the generation of double-layer grids by agglomeration of Tensegrity modules.
KW - Compressive stress
KW - Prestressed materials
KW - Relaxation processes
KW - Tensile stress
KW - Multiparametered formfinding method
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Structural analysis
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):53
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Vassart, N.; Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
N1 - References: Sheck, H.J., The Force Density Method for Formfinding and Computation of Networks. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 3, , 1974, pp 115-134;
Pauli, N., Recherche de Forme et Analyse Statique Orthotrope de Membranes Textiles Architecturales. Thèse de Doctorat, Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, , 1994, Montpellier;
Vassart, N., Recherche de Forme et Stabilité des Systèmes Réticulés Autocontraints. Thèse de Doctorat, Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, , 1997, Montpellier;
Motro, R., Formes et Forces dans les Systèmes Constructifs - Cas des Systèmes Réticulés Spatiaux Autocontraints. Thèse D'Etat, Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, , 1983, Montpellier
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Square grids with long "diagonals"
JF - Optimization Methods and Software
JA - Optim Method Software
VL - 10
IS - 2
SP - 217
EP - 231
PY - 1999///
SN - 10556788 (ISSN)
AU - Gáspár, Z.
AU - Radics, N.
AU - Recski, A.
AD - Dept. of Comp. Sci. and Info. Theory, Fac. of Elec. Eng. and Informatics, Technical University of Budapest, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary
AB - Bolker and Crapo gave a graph theoretical model of square grid frameworks with diagonal rods of certain squares. Baglivo and Graver solved the problem of tensegrity frameworks where diagonal cables may be used in the square grid to make it rigid. The problem of one-story buildings in both cases can be reduced to the planar problems. These results are generalized if some longer rods, respectively some longer cables are also permitted.
KW - Frameworks
KW - Graphs
KW - Grids
KW - Polyhedral methods
KW - Rigidity
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):4
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: OMSOE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Radics, N.; Dept. of Comp. Sci. and Info. Theory, Fac. of Elec. Eng. and Informatics, Technical University of Budapest, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary; email: radnor@math.bme.hu
N1 - References: Bolker, E.D., Crapo, H., Bracing rectangular frameworks, I (1979) SIAM J. Appl. Math., 36, pp. 473-490;
Baglivo, J.A., Graver, J.E., (1983) Incidence and Symmetry in Design and Architecture, , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge;
Crapo, H., More on the bracing of one-story buildings (1977) Environment and Planning B, 4, pp. 153-156;
Chakravarty, N., Holman, G., McGuinness, S., Recski, A., One-story buildings as tensegrity frameworks (1986) Structural Topology, 12, pp. 11-18;
Recski, A., (1989) Matroid Theory and Its Applications in Electric Network Theory and in Statics, , Springer, Berlin - Heidelberg - New York, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Experimental investigation of a type of double-layer tensegrity grids
JF - Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
JA - J Int Assoc Shell Spatial Struct
VL - 40
IS - 130
SP - 103
EP - 111
PY - 1999///
SN - 03043622 (ISSN)
AU - Kono, Y.
AU - Choong, K.K.
AU - Shimada, T.
AU - Kunieda, H.
AB - A 9m span (80m2 covered area) double-layer tensegrity grid with a newly proposed member joint system has been constructed for testing. The present paper describes the joint system, construction, and static and dynamic testing of the grid. The experiment showed that the proposed grid is easy to construct and possesses the anticipated stiffness.
KW - Cables
KW - Mechanical testing
KW - Stiffness
KW - Structural design
KW - Structural loads
KW - Structural members
KW - Double layer tensegrity grids
KW - Member joint system
KW - Structures (built objects)
PB - IASS
CP - Madrid, Spain
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):6
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JIASF
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Kono, Y.; Taiyo Kogyo CorpJapan
N1 - References: Motro, R., Tensegrity systems: The state of the art (1992) Int. J. Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 75-83;
Hanaor, A., Developments in tensegrity systems: An overview (1993) Space Structures, 4, pp. 987-997. , Thomas Telford;
Kono, Y., Kunieda, H., Tensegrity grids transformed from double-layer space grids (1996) Proc. Conceptual Design of Struct., pp. 293-300. , IASS, Stuttgart;
Kono, Y., Kunieda, H., A class of double-layer tensegrity grid domes (1997) Proc. IASS Symp., pp. 455-463. , Singapore
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Simplexes in tensegrity systems
JF - Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
JA - J Int Assoc Shell Spatial Struct
VL - 40
IS - 129
SP - 57
EP - 64
PY - 1999///
SN - 03043622 (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.-B.
AD - Tover Ctr. Space Struct. Technol. D., Xu Zhou Tover Group Co., Xu Zhou 221007, China
AB - Tensegrity systems are self-stressed equilibrium pin-jointed cable networks in which a continuous of cables (tensions) are stressed against a discontinuous system of struts; or rather cable networks composed of tensegrity simplexes. In this paper, the basic concepts of tensegrity are introduced. Tensegrity simplexes mainly contain four types: anti-prisms, ant truncated pyramids, reinforced anti-prisms and reinforced anti-truncated pyramids. The composition of these simplexes is given. Tensegrity simplexes can form tensegrity grids of either contiguous strut configuration or non-contiguous strut configuration, presenting different structural properties. Tensegrity simplexes can be further applied into tensegrity ring beams to form tensegrity cable domes and moreover, they can form tensegrity frameworks in the vertical direction. The application forms of tensegrity simplexes are summarized in a table. Because simplexes determine structural properties, the improvement of structural efficiencies should be based on the reform in simplexes, therefore, the author invents RP (Reciprocal Prism) simplexes and CP (Crystal-cell Pyramid) simplexes, etc. and set up a novel family of self-standing systems-cable-strut systems.
KW - Cables
KW - Stress analysis
KW - Tensile strength
KW - Tensegrity systems
KW - Structural analysis
PB - IASS
CP - Madrid, Spain
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):2
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JIASF
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Wang, Bin-Bing; Xu Zhou Tover Group Co, Xu Zhou, China
N1 - References: Motro, R., Tensegrity systems: The state of art (1982) Int. J. Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 76-83;
Hanaor, A., Developments in tensegrity systems: An overview (1993) Proc. 4th Conference on Space Structures, pp. 987-997. , Nooshin H, ed., Univ. of Surrey;
Emmerich, D.G., Self-tensioning spherical structures: Single and double layer spheroids (1990) Int. J. Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 353-374;
Motro, R., Tensegrity systems and geodesic domes (1990) Int. J. Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 341-351;
Hanaor, A., Liao, M.K., Double-layer tensegrity grids: Static load response: L-analytical study (1991) J. Structural Engineering, ASCE, 117 (6), pp. 1660-1674;
Hanaor, A., Aspects of design of double-layer tensegrity domes (1982) Int. J. Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 101-113;
Hanaor, A., Double-layer tensegrity grids: Static load response: II- experimental study (1991) J. Structural Engineering, 117 (6), pp. 1675-1884;
Hanaor, A., Geometrically rigid double-layer tensegrity grids (1994) Int. J. Space Structures, 9 (4), pp. 227-238;
Furuya, H., Concept of deployable tensegrity structures in space application (1992) Int. J. Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 143-152;
Hanaor, A., Double-layer tensegrity grids as deployable structures (1993) Int. J. Space Structures, 8 (1-2), pp. 135-143;
Wang, B.B., Tensegrity structures as "ring beams" (1996) J. IASS, 37 (1), pp. 31-38;
Wang, B.B., Liu, X.L., Integral-tension research in double-layer tensegrity grids (1996) Int. J. Space Structures, 11 (4), pp. 343-349;
Wang, B.B., A new type of self-stressed equilibrium cable-strut systems made of reciprocal prisms (1996) Int. J. Space Structures, 11 (4), pp. 351-358;
Wang, B.B., A novel type of cabledome (1997) J. IASS, 38 (3), pp. 177-182;
Wang, B.B., Liu, X.L., General study of tensegrity grids of bar-to-bar connection (1998) Int. J. Space Structures, 13 (1), pp. 31-36;
Wang, B.B., Linear complementary equation method applied in the load response of cable-strut systems (1998) Int. J. Space Structures, 13 (1), pp. 37-42;
Wang, B.B., Definition and feasibility studies of tensegrity systems (1998) Int. J. Space Structures, 13 (1), pp. 43-49;
Wang, B.B., Cable-strut systems: I., II (1998) J. Constructional Steel Research, 45 (3), pp. 281-299;
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Cable-Strut Systems: Part I - Tensegrity
JF - Journal of Constructional Steel Research
JA - J. Constr. Steel Res.
VL - 45
IS - 3
SP - 281
EP - 289
PY - 1998///
SN - 0143974X (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.-B.
AD - Tover Ctr. Space Struct. Technol. D., Xu Zhou Tover Group Corporation, Xu Zhou 221007, China
AB - The concept of cable-strut is extended from that of tensegrity. The broad interpretation of cable-strut systems includes tensegrity systems, RP (Reciprocal Prism) and CP (Crystal-cell Pyramid) system, etc. Its narrow interpretation excludes tensegrity systems. Thus this paper is divided into two parts. Part I gives concept, properties and feasibility studies of tensegrity structures to put forward cable-strut systems. Part II presents the theory and novel concepts concerning the application of cable-strut systems, and concludes that cable-strut systems are revolutionary in space structures. In this part, the essential idea of tensegrity is analyzed and the concept of tensegrity is systematically redefined. Tensegrity grids can be classified into two types of configurations: non-contiguous strut and contiguous strut. Their properties are presented and compared. The properties of the latter are also compared with those of RP grids. The low efficiency of tensegrity grids is analyzed. The feasibility studies, concerning applicable tensegrity forms and their application scale, are also introduced in this paper. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - Cables
KW - Space applications
KW - Structural analysis
KW - Tensile properties
KW - Cable strut systems
KW - Space structures
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Steel structures
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):25
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Wang, B.-B.; Tover Ctr. Space Struct. Technol. D., Xu Zhou Tover Group Corporation, Xu Zhou 221007, China
N1 - References: Motro, R., Tensegrity systems: The state of the art (1992) International Journal of Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 75-83;
Hanaor, A., Developments in tensegrity systems: An overview (1993) Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Space Structures, pp. 987-997. , ed. H. Nooshin, University of Surrey;
Wang, B.B., Tensegrity structures as 'ring beams' (1996) Journal of IASS, 37 (1), pp. 31-38;
Wang, B.B., (1996) Feasibility Studies of Tensegrity, , Doctoral dissertation, Tian Jin University, in Chinese version;
Wang, B.B., Cable-strut Systems - Revolutions in Space Structures, , prepared for publication;
Hanaor, A., Liao, M.K., Double-layer tensegrity grids: Static load response I - Analytical study (1991) Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE, 117 (6), pp. 1660-1674;
Hanaor, A., Aspects of design of double-layer tensegrity domes (1992) International Journal of Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 101-113;
Hanaor, A., Double-layer tensegrity grids: Static load response. II - Experimental study (1991) Journal of Structural Engineering, 117 (6), pp. 1675-1684;
Motro, R., Forms and forces in tensegrity systems (1984) Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Space Structures, pp. 282-288. , ed H. Nooshin, University of Surrey;
Motro, R., Najari, S., Jouanna, P., Static and dynamic analysis of tensegrity systems. Shell and spatial structures: Computational aspects (1986) Proceedings of the International Symposium, pp. 270-278. , July;
Wang, B.B., Liu, X.L., Integral-tension research in double-layer tensegrity grids (1996) International Journal of Space Structures, 11 (4), pp. 343-349;
Wang, B.B., A new type of self-stressed equilibrium cable-strut system made of reciprocal prisms (1996) International Journal of Space Structures, 11 (4), pp. 351-356;
Wang, B.B., RP system - Conventional application (1996) Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, pp. 303-308. , eds S. L. Chan and J. G. Teng;
Wang, B.B., A novel type of cabledome (1998) Journal of IASS, 38 (3), pp. 177-182;
Furuya, H., Concept of deployable tensegrity structures in space application (1992) International Journal of Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 143-152;
Hanaor, A., Double-layer tensegrity grids as deployable structures (1993) International Journal of Space Structures, 8 (1-2), pp. 135-143;
Motro, R., Tensegrity systems and geodesic domes (1990) International Journal of Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 341-351;
Hanaor, A., Design, analysis and response of double-layer tensegrity grids. Developments in structural engineering (1990) Proceedings of the Forth Rail Bridge Centenary Conference, 1, pp. 579-590. , ed. B. H. V. Topping, Edinburgh
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Cable-Strut Systems: Part II - Cable-Strut
JF - Journal of Constructional Steel Research
JA - J. Constr. Steel Res.
VL - 45
IS - 3
SP - 291
EP - 299
PY - 1998///
SN - 0143974X (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.-B.
AD - Tover Ctr. Space Struct. Technol. D., Xu Zhou Tover Group Corporation, Xu Zhou 221007, China
AB - In this part, the basic concept of cable-strut systems is introduced. Cable-strut systems, including reciprocal prism (RP) and cell pyramidal (CP) grids invented by the author, as successful attempts to introduce cables into simplexes to form grids, are revolutions in space structures. Their properties are presented in this paper. Cable-strut systems possess self-stressed equilibrium, avoiding reliance on a bulky anchorage system, which is a most important advantage in construction over conventional flexible structures. It has improved greatly the structural properties of tensegrity systems, which also possess self-stressed equilibrium. Its planar form becomes the lightest self-stressed equilibrium space bar systems. The additional advantages over conventional space bar systems are that its joint design can be simplified, and its grid depth and grid length can be adjusted easily to sustain large bar forces and to lower bar forces further. Moreover, its stiffness can be increased by introducing bars to replace connecting cables to form double-layer and triple-layer forms. Superspan domical and cylindrical forms of RP system have also proved to be feasible and economical. The advantage of cable-strut systems in architecture is that the systems are clear in sense of sight, which makes them very attractive. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
KW - Cables
KW - Space applications
KW - Stiffness
KW - Stresses
KW - Structural design
KW - Tensile properties
KW - Cable strut systems
KW - Space bar systems
KW - Space structures
KW - Tensegrity
KW - Steel structures
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):10
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Wang, B.-B.; Tover Ctr. Space Struct. Technol. D., Xu Zhou Tover Group Corporation, Xu Zhou 221007, China
N1 - References: Wang, B.B., (1996) Feasibility Studies of Tensegrity, , Doctoral dissertation, Tian Jin University, in Chinese;
Wang, B.B., Cable-strut Systems - Revolutions in Space Structures, , prepared for publication;
Wang, B.B., Tensegrity structures as 'ring beam' (1996) Journal of IASS, 37 (1), pp. 31-38;
Wang, B.B., A new type of self-stressed equilibrium cable-strut system made of reciprocal prisms (1996) International Journal of Space Structures, 11 (4), pp. 351-356;
Wang, B.B., RP system-conventional application (1996) Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, pp. 303-308. , ed. S. L. Chan and J. G. Teng;
Wang, B.B., A novel type of cabledome (1998) Journal of IASS, 38 (3), pp. 177-182
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TY - JOUR
T1 - General study of tensegrity grids of bar-to-bar connection
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 13
IS - 1
SP - 29
EP - 33
PY - 1998///
SN - 02663511 (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.-B.
AU - Liu, X.-L.
AD - Tian Jin Univ, Tian Jin, China
AB - Tensegrity (TG) grids of bar-to-bar connection are studied in a general way in this paper. Their configurations can be classified into two types: one of TG prisms (anti-prisms), the other of TG truncated-pyramids (anti-truncated-pyramids). The present study shows distinct advantages for the latter type, and its structural properties are studied intensively. The results show that TG grids of bar-to-bar connection are not suitable for conventional usage and integral cable-tension is not applicable. New types of cable-strut systems may be more appropriate. The paper also points out that a low proportion of the number of struts to that of cables is not necessarily advantageous for structural efficiency. Moreover, the drawbacks of the present Newton iteration method are analyzed.
KW - Iterative methods
KW - Structural analysis
KW - Tensile strength
KW - Bar-to-bar connections
KW - Newton iteration method
KW - Tensegrity grids
KW - Joints (structural components)
PB - Multi-Science Publishing Co, Ltd
CP - Brentwood, United Kingdom
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):4
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Wang, B.-B.; Tian Jin Univ, Tian Jin, China
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Buiding tension in Buffalo
JF - Civil Engineering
JA - Civ Eng (New York)
VL - 67
IS - 5
PY - 1997///
SN - 08857024 (ISSN)
AU - Terry, Wesley R.
AU - Storm, Gary A.
AU - Houghton, Karen M.
AU - Hofmeister, W.Steven
AD - Birdair, Inc, Amherst, United States
AB - The National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres have a new home, topped with an unusual tension-braced domed roof. An ingenious combination of dome designs, the Marine Midland arena's roof combines the lightweight, clear-span advantage of a tensegrity cable dome with the clean and simple load path of a single-layer braced dome. The rigging grid can handle 120 kips of concentrated loads placed in a multitude of configurations to accommodate concerts, circuses and other events. The design evolution, design testing and construction of the structure is discussed.
KW - Buckling
KW - Compressive strength
KW - Computer aided design
KW - Domes
KW - Flanges
KW - Gymnasiums
KW - Light weight structures
KW - Structural design
KW - Structural frames
KW - Structural loads
KW - Tensile strength
KW - Trusses
KW - Circumferential rings
KW - Compression hubs
KW - Tensegrity cable domes
KW - Cable suspended roofs
PB - ASCE
CP - New York, NY, United States
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N1 - CODEN: CIEGA
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Terry, Wesley R.; Birdair, Inc, Amherst, United States
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T1 - Integral-tension research in double-layer tensegrity grids
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 11
IS - 4
SP - 349
EP - 355
PY - 1996///
SN - 02663511 (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.-B.
AU - Liu, X.-L.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tian Jin 300072, China
AB - In this paper, the concept of integral-tensioning continuous cables for prestressing double-layer tensegrity (DLTG) grids is presented and its principles are discussed. A simple approach for analyzing its properties is also recommended. Among three possible integral-tension methods, the optimal is selected. The method avoids the drawbacks of the conventional prestressing methods of bar elongation, simplifies the connections between bars and cables, and produces excellent load-carrying capacity. When large grids are constructed, optimal design can be achieved.
KW - Cables
KW - Continuum mechanics
KW - Optimization
KW - Stress analysis
KW - Structural loads
KW - Struts
KW - Tensile strength
KW - Double layer tensegrity (DLTG) grids
KW - Integral tension methods
KW - Self stressed cable networks
KW - Structural analysis
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):9
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Wang, B.-B.; Department of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tian Jin 300072, China
N1 - References: Hanaor, A., Design, Analysis and Response of Double-layer Tensegrity Grids, Developments in Structural Engineering (1990) Proc. Forth Rail Bridge Centenary Conference, 1, pp. 579-590. , Topping, B.H.V., Ed., Edinburgh, E. & F.N. Spon, Chapman and Hall, London;
Emmerich, D.O., Self-tensioning spherical structures: Single and double layer spheroids (1990) International Journal of Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 353-374;
Motro, R., Tensegrity systems and geodesic domes (1990) International Journal of Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 341-351;
Argyris, J.H., Scharpf, D.W., Large Deflection Analysis of Prestressed Networks (1972) Journal of Structural Division, 106 (ST3), pp. 633-654. , ASCE;
Chassagnoux, A., A Study of Morphological Characteristics of Tensegrity Structures (1992) International Journal of Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 165-172;
Hanaor, A., Aspect of Design of Double-Layer Tensegrity Domes (1992) International Journal of Space Structures, 7 (2), pp. 101-113;
Vilnay, O., Characteristics of Cable Nets (1987) Journal of Structural Engineering, 113 (7), pp. 1586-1699. , ASCE;
Pellegrino, S., Calladine, C.R., Matrix Analysis of Statically and Kinematically Indeterminate Frameworks (1986) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 22, pp. 409-428;
Hanaor, A., Double-layer Tensegrity Grids: Static Load Response (1991) Journal of Structural Engineering, 117 (6), pp. 1660-1674. , ASCE;
Calladine, C.R., Buckminster Fuller's "Tensegrity" structures and Clerk Maxwell's Rules for the Construction of Stiff Frames (1978) International Journal of Solids and Structures, 14, pp. 161-172
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TY - JOUR
T1 - A new type of self-stressed equilibrium cable-strut system made of reciprocal prisms
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 11
IS - 4
SP - 357
EP - 362
PY - 1996///
SN - 02663511 (ISSN)
AU - Wang, B.-B.
AD - Department of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tian Jin 300072, China
AB - In this paper, self-stressed equilibrium reciprocal prisms (RPs) made of cables and struts are introduced in space structures. In the resulting RP grid, the selections of its chief parameters such as the height of the upper part of a simplex relative to its bottom, and the latter relative to the length of a horizontal strut, are studied for the square RP. The RP structure does not need a boundary anchorage system, overcoming the main drawback of cable domes, and is very convenient for prestressing. Moreover, it is considerably stiffer and lighter than tensegrity structures. The concept of RP system is sufficient for rigid coverings, and can serve excellently as the supporting system of membrane roofs.
KW - Cables
KW - Stiffness
KW - Stress analysis
KW - Struts
KW - Reciprocal prisms
KW - Self stressed equilibrium cable strut systems
KW - Structural design
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):8
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Wang, B.-B.; Department of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tian Jin 300072, China
N1 - References: Motro, R., Tensegrity systems and geodesic domes (1990) International Journal of Space Structures, 5 (3-4), pp. 341-351;
Hanaor, A., Design, Analysis and Response of Double-layer Tensegrity Grids, Developments in Structural Engineering (1990) Proc. Forth Rail Bridge Centenary Conference, 1, pp. 579-590. , Topping, B.H.V., Ed., Edinburgh, E. & F.N. Spon, Chapman and Hall, London;
Argyris, J.H., Scharpf, D.W., Large Deflection Analysis of Prestressed Networks (1972) Journal of Structural Division, 106 (ST3), pp. 633-654. , ASCE
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Double-layer tensegrity grids as deployable structures
JF - International Journal of Space Structures
JA - Int J Space Struct
VL - 8
IS - 1-2
SP - 135
EP - 143
PY - 1993///
SN - 02663511 (ISSN)
AU - Hanaor, A.
AD - Technion - Israel Inst of Technology, Haifa, Israel
AB - Tensegrity grids are internally prestressed cable networks, in which the cables are prestressed against a disjointed system of bars. These structures are inherently collapsible and deployable in the nonprestressed state. In double-layer tensegrity grids, the bars are relatively short, producing a compact packing in the collapsed state. In the deployed prestressed state, geometrically rigid as well as geometrically flexible configurations are feasible. Flat or curved surfaces can be generated. Deployability and prestress are achieved through the extension of bars, shortening of cables or a combination of both techniques. A description of the system and some analytical results and deployable models are presented.
KW - Cables
KW - Joints (structural components)
KW - Mathematical models
KW - Prestressing
KW - Stress analysis
KW - Structural design
KW - Deployable structures
KW - Double layer tensegrity grids
KW - Internally prestressed cable networks
KW - Flexible structures
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):22
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: ISSTE
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Hanaor, A.; Technion - Israel Inst of Technology, Haifa, Israel
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Double-layer tensegrity grids: static load response. I: analytical study
JF - Journal of structural engineering New York, N.Y.
JA - J Struct Eng
VL - 117
IS - 6
SP - 1660
EP - 1674
PY - 1991///
SN - 07339445 (ISSN)
AU - Hanaor, Ariel
AU - Liao, Min-Kuei
AD - Technion-Israel Inst of Tech., Haifa, Israel
AB - Tensegrity structures are freestanding prestressed cable networks in which the cables are prestressed against a discontinuous system of bars. In double-layer tensegrity grids (DLTGs), the bars are confined between two parallel layers of cables. This paper presents the analytical part of an investigation of a type of DLTG. A first-order linear analytical model indicates that these structures possess low stiffness and low bar force efficiency. Under full prestress, determined by the condition that no cable is slack under the applied load, the model predicts deflections of approximately 1/20 of the span, and 20% of bar load-bearing capacity is available for the applied load, the rest being required by prestress. Members forces and deflections are strongly affected by the span, structural depth and level of prestress. Enhancement techniques are discussed.
KW - Bars
KW - Mathematical Models
KW - Structural Design - Prestressing
KW - Wire Rope
KW - Cable-Bar Networks
KW - Prestressed Cables
KW - Static Loads
KW - Tensegrity Grids
KW - Structural Analysis
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):17
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
N1 - Source: Scopus
N1 - CODEN: JSEND
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Hanaor, Ariel; Technion-Israel Inst of Tech., Haifa, Israel
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T1 - Double-layer tensegrity grids: static load response. II: experimental study
JF - Journal of structural engineering New York, N.Y.
JA - J Struct Eng
VL - 117
IS - 6
SP - 1675
EP - 1684
PY - 1991///
SN - 07339445 (ISSN)
AU - Hanaor, Ariel
AD - Technion-Israel Inst of Tech., Haifa, Israel
AB - Tensegrity structures are freestanding prestressed cable networks in which the cables are prestressed against a discontinuous system of bars. In double-layer tensegrity girds (DLTGs), the bars are confined between two parallel layers of cables. This is the second paper in a two-part analytical and experimental study of a type of DLTG. The first part, presenting results of a first-order linear analytical model, indicates that these structures possess low stiffness and low bar force efficiency. The experimental investigation of a small-scale model indicates that actual response is significantly nonlinear and that both stiffness and bar force efficiency are higher than indicated by the linear model. Member forces due to the applied load are generally higher than the linear model indicates. A nonlinear analytical model is generally in good agreement with the results. The concept, consisting of independent prismatic units, possesses a high degree of structural redundancy. Load-bearing capacity is practically unaffected by the loss of a member.
KW - Bars
KW - Models - Testing
KW - Structural Design - Prestressing
KW - Wire Rope
KW - Cable-Bar Networks
KW - Experimental Results
KW - Prestressed Cables
KW - Static Loads
KW - Tensegrity Grids
KW - Structural Analysis
N1 - Cited By (since 1996):10
N1 - Export Date: 12 July 2013
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N1 - CODEN: JSEND
N1 - Language of Original Document: English
N1 - Correspondence Address: Hanaor, Ariel; Technion-Israel Inst of Tech., Haifa, Israel
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