Continuum Model of Orthotropic Tensegrity Plate-Like Structures with Self-Stress Included

Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka , J. Kłosowska , P. Obara , Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski


A continuum model of the orthotropic tensegrity plate-like structures with self-stress included is proposed within the six-parameter flat shell theory. This approach allows to simplify calculations, that is, it is not necessary to describe the whole complex tensegrity cable-strut structure with the use of computational methods. Average displacements, strains and internal forces for orthotropic tensegrity plate-like structures can be determined within the model. The closed form solutions for selected tensegrity plate strips and simply supported rectangular plate with sinusoidal load are presented in the paper. Tensegrity modules, which are based on the four-strut expanded octahedron modules with additional connecting cables are proposed as the examples. Self-stress and some geometrical parameters are introduced for parametric analysis.
Author Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka IIB
Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, J. Kłosowska
J. Kłosowska,,
, P. Obara
P. Obara,,
, Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski IIB
Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesEngineering Transactions (Rozprawy inżynierskie), ISSN 0867-888X
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference40th Solid Mechanics Conference (40th SolMech 2016), 29-08-2016 - 02-09-2016, Warsaw, Polska
Keywords in Englishtensegrity plate-like structure; six-parameter flat shell theory
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConf
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConf
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