Form Finding Numerical Methods for Tensegrity Systems

by René Motro, Universite de Montpellier II, Montpellier, France,
Sihem Belkacem, Universite de Montpellier II, Montpellier, France,
Nicolas Vassart, Universite de Montpellier II, Montpellier, France,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures

Abstract:

The rigidification of Tensegrity Systems is related to selfstress states which can be achieved only when geometrical and mechanical requirements are simultaneously satisfied. This paper deals with several form finding processes and underlines the interest of the Force Density method which allows a wider range of forms than other methods which have been used until now.



Subject Headings: Tensile structures | Numerical methods | Compression tests | Tension members | Geometrics | Compression members | Struts | Space structures

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