Inherent Properties of Smart Tensegrity Structures
Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka , Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski
AbstractThe present paper discusses different aspects of the structural control of smart systems with a focus on tensegrity structures. Special attention is paid to unique features of tensegrity systems, referred to by the authors as inherent, which are induced by inﬁnitesimal mechanisms that are balanced with self-stress states. The following inherent properties are deﬁned: self-control, self-diagnosis, self-repair and self-adjustment (active control). All these features are thoroughly described and illustrated on a series of analyses performed on numerical models of various tensegrity systems. The presented examples of the analyses of different tensegrity modules and multi-module structures show that it is possible to control their properties by adjusting the pre-stressing forces. Moreover, it is proven that the adjustment of self-stress forces in a tensegrity system allows one to repair the damaged structure by compensating the damaged member .
|Journal series||Applied Sciences-Basel, ISSN 2076-3417|
|Publication size in sheets||0.65|
|Keywords in English||smart structures; tensegrity; self-control; self-diagnosis; self-repair; self-adjustment; active control; inherent properties|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ; ; ;|
|Score||= 25.0, 21-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 1; = 2; = 2.0; : 2018 = 0.985; : 2018 = 2.217 (2) - 2018=2.287 (5)|
|Citation count*||3 (2020-05-05)|
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