Truth and Myths about 2D Tensegrity Trusses

P. Obara , J. Kłosowska , Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski


The concept of tensegrity is understood in many ways. This term is often improperly used for structures that have some, but not necessarily the key, tensegrity properties. The concept of tensegrity systems is misused in reference to both mathematical models and completed engineering structures. The aim of the study is to indicate which of the plane (2D) trusses presented in the literature are erroneously classified as tensegrities. Singular value decomposition of the compatibility matrix and spectral analysis of the stiffness matrix with the effect of self-equilibrated forces is used for the analysis. A new precise definition of tensegrity trusses is proposed and implemented.
Author P. Obara - [Politechnika Swietokrzyska w Kielcach]
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, J. Kłosowska - [Politechnika Swietokrzyska w Kielcach]
J. Kłosowska,,
, Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski (FCE / ICE)
Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesApplied Sciences-Basel, ISSN 2076-3417
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Englishtensegrity; singular value decomposition (SVD); spectral analysis
ASJC Classification1507 Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes; 1706 Computer Science Applications; 1508 Process Chemistry and Technology; 2200 General Engineering; 3105 Instrumentation; 2500 General Materials Science
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.985; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.217 (2) - 2018=2.287 (5)
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