Verification of Tensegrity Properties of Kono Structure and Blur Building

Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski , J. Kłosowska , P. Obara


Cable-bar structures are commonly used in engineering. Some of them are in special configuration named “tensegrity”. The objective of the present paper is to describe and verify two interesting examples of existing civil engineering structures called tensegrity in the literature: Kono structure and Blur building. Singular value decomposition of the compatibility matrix of truss structures is used to define two crucial features of tensegrity: existence of mechanisms and self-stress states. Eigensolution of the stiffness matrix extended on geometrical stiffness matrix allow to identify if the self -stress stabilizes the equilibrium of the structure – if the mechanisms are infinitesimal or finite.
Author Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski IIB
Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, J. Kłosowska
J. Kłosowska,,
, P. Obara
P. Obara,,
Journal seriesProcedia Engineering, ISSN 1877-7058
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceXXV Polish – Russian – Slovak Seminar “Theoretical Foundation of Civil Engineering", 11-07-2016 - 16-07-2016, Zilina, Słowacja
Keywords in Englishtensegrity; pin-joned structures; domes
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConf
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