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Design and applications of prestressed tensegrity structures

BURŠA, J. BANSOD, Y.

Original Title

Design and applications of prestressed tensegrity structures

English Title

Design and applications of prestressed tensegrity structures

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The tensegrity framework consists of both compression members (struts) and tensile members (cables) in a specific topology stabilized by induced prestress. Tensegrity plays a vital role in technological advancement of mankind in many fields ranging from architecture to biology. In this paper we have reviewed topological classification of elementary cells of tensegrity structures including rhombic, circuit and Z type configurations. Further, different types of tensegrities created on the basis of these configurations are studied and analyzed, for instance Tensegrity prism, Diamond tensegrity, and Zig-zag tensegrity. Then we focus on special features, classification and construction of high frequency tensegrity spheres. They have a wide range of applications in the construction of tough large scale domes or in the field of cellular mechanics. The design approach of double layer high frequency tensegrities is outlined with help of a six frequency octahedral tensegrity network where inner and outer layers of tendons are inter-connected by struts and tendons. The construction of complicated single and double bonding spherical tensegrity systems using a repetetive pattern of locked kiss tensegrity is reviewed. Form-finding procedure to design a new tensegrity structure or improve the existing one by achieving the desired topology and level of prestress is discussed at the end. Types of tensegrities, their configurations and topologies studied in this paper can be helpful for their recognition and, consequently, bring their broader application in different technical fields.

English abstract

The tensegrity framework consists of both compression members (struts) and tensile members (cables) in a specific topology stabilized by induced prestress. Tensegrity plays a vital role in technological advancement of mankind in many fields ranging from architecture to biology. In this paper we have reviewed topological classification of elementary cells of tensegrity structures including rhombic, circuit and Z type configurations. Further, different types of tensegrities created on the basis of these configurations are studied and analyzed, for instance Tensegrity prism, Diamond tensegrity, and Zig-zag tensegrity. Then we focus on special features, classification and construction of high frequency tensegrity spheres. They have a wide range of applications in the construction of tough large scale domes or in the field of cellular mechanics. The design approach of double layer high frequency tensegrities is outlined with help of a six frequency octahedral tensegrity network where inner and outer layers of tendons are inter-connected by struts and tendons. The construction of complicated single and double bonding spherical tensegrity systems using a repetetive pattern of locked kiss tensegrity is reviewed. Form-finding procedure to design a new tensegrity structure or improve the existing one by achieving the desired topology and level of prestress is discussed at the end. Types of tensegrities, their configurations and topologies studied in this paper can be helpful for their recognition and, consequently, bring their broader application in different technical fields.

Keywords

Tensegrity, Struts, Cables, Prestress, Configuration

RIV year

2014

Released

12.05.2014

Publisher

Czech Society for Mechanics

Location

Svratka

ISBN

978-80-214-4871-1

Book

Engineering Mechanics 2014, Book of full texts

Pages from

30

Pages to

33

Pages count

4

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT107760,
  author="Jiří {Burša} and Yogesh Deepak {Bansod}",
  title="Design and applications of prestressed tensegrity structures",
  annote="The tensegrity framework consists of both compression members (struts) and tensile members (cables) in a specific topology stabilized by induced prestress. Tensegrity plays a vital role in technological advancement of mankind in many fields ranging from architecture to biology. In this paper we have reviewed topological classification of elementary cells of tensegrity structures including rhombic, circuit and Z type configurations. Further, different types of tensegrities created on the basis of these configurations are studied and analyzed, for instance Tensegrity prism, Diamond tensegrity, and Zig-zag tensegrity. Then we focus on special features, classification and construction of high frequency tensegrity spheres. They have a wide range of applications in the construction of tough large scale domes or in the field of cellular mechanics. The design approach of double layer high frequency tensegrities is outlined with help of a six frequency octahedral tensegrity network where inner and outer layers of tendons are inter-connected by struts and tendons. The construction of complicated single and double bonding spherical tensegrity systems using a repetetive pattern of locked kiss tensegrity is reviewed. Form-finding procedure to design a new tensegrity structure or improve the existing one by achieving the desired topology and level of prestress is discussed at the end. Types of tensegrities, their configurations and topologies studied in this paper can be helpful for their recognition and, consequently, bring their broader application in different technical fields.",
  address="Czech Society for Mechanics",
  booktitle="Engineering Mechanics 2014, Book of full texts",
  chapter="107760",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Czech Society for Mechanics",
  year="2014",
  month="may",
  pages="30--33",
  publisher="Czech Society for Mechanics",
  type="conference paper"
}