We give an algorithm for solving the form-finding problem, that is, for finding stable placements of a given tensegrity structure. The method starts with a known stable placement and alters edge lengths in a way that preserves the equilibrium equations. We then characterize the manifold to which classical tensegrity systems belong, which gives insight into the form-finding process. After describing several special cases, we show the results of a successful test of our algorithm on a large system.

Micheletti, A., Williams, W.o. (2007). A marching procedure for form-finding for tensegrity structures. JOURNAL OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 2(5), 857-882 [10.2140/jomms.2007.2.857].

A marching procedure for form-finding for tensegrity structures

MICHELETTI, ANDREA;
2007-01-01

Abstract

We give an algorithm for solving the form-finding problem, that is, for finding stable placements of a given tensegrity structure. The method starts with a known stable placement and alters edge lengths in a way that preserves the equilibrium equations. We then characterize the manifold to which classical tensegrity systems belong, which gives insight into the form-finding process. After describing several special cases, we show the results of a successful test of our algorithm on a large system.
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Settore ICAR/08 - Scienza delle Costruzioni
Settore MAT/07 - Fisica Matematica
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tensegrity structures; stability analysis; rank-deficiency manifold; marching processes; limit placements
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Micheletti, A., Williams, W.o. (2007). A marching procedure for form-finding for tensegrity structures. JOURNAL OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 2(5), 857-882 [10.2140/jomms.2007.2.857].
Micheletti, A; Williams, Wo
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