General methods for creating tensegrity towers, arches, bridges and roofs

Zhou, Y 2007, General methods for creating tensegrity towers, arches, bridges and roofs, Masters by Research, Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, RMIT University.


Document type: Thesis
Collection: Theses

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Title General methods for creating tensegrity towers, arches, bridges and roofs
Author(s) Zhou, Y
Year 2007
Abstract Tensegrity is a structural system constructed of tensile cables and compressive bars. This thesis proposes several general methods for creating tensegrity structures. The author has developed new methods for creating specific tensegrity cells and the corresponding computer code. Furthermore, the author has constructed various physical models to validate the methods. A proposal for an observation tower on top of the Eureka building in Melbourne has also been devised by the author.The objective of the investigation is to develop several general methods for creating tensegrity structures, such as tower or roof structures.
Reviewing the definition of tensegrity system, tensegrity structure is mainly a structure component with tension and compression elements, with a state of self-stress. The investigation of Author is focus on: how to create a tensegrity cell and how to build a structure by created cell. This is the method by the author for creating a category of tensegrity structures.

Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Keyword(s) Tensegrity
cell
computer code
physical models
observation tower
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