Technical Coefficients in Continuum Models of an Anisotropic Tensegrity Module

Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka , Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski


The presents paper focuses on the application of continuum models for an anisotropic tensegrity module and the determination of its technical coefficients. Tensegrities are cable-strut systems with a special node configuration, which ensures the occurrence of infinitesimal mechanisms balanced with self-stress states. The continuum model of the module is built by assuming that the strain energy of the unsupported tensegrity structure is equivalent to the strain energy of the cube. After the proper validation, the proposed model can be used to determine and interpret physical properties of the module. From the obtained elasticity matrix and the inverse matrix, the technical coefficients such as: Young's moduli, Poisson's ratios and shear moduli can be computed.
Author Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka (FCE / ICE)
Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski (FCE / ICE)
Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesProcedia Engineering, ISSN 1877-7058, (0 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceXXIV Russian-Slovak-Polish seminar "Theoretical Foundation of Civil Engineering"-TFoCE 2015, 24-08-2015 - 28-08-2015, Samara, Rosja
Keywords in EnglishTensegrity structures; Linear elasticity theory; 3D continuum model; Technical coefficients; Anisotropy
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 25-03-2019, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConf
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