Towards unusual mechanical properties of tensegrity lattice metamaterial

Anna Al Sabouni-Zawadzka , Wojciech Jerzy Gilewski


In the present paper a novel cellular metamaterial based on a tensegrity pattern is presented. The material is constructed from supercells, each of which consists of eight 4-strut simplex modules. The proposed metamaterial exhibits some unusual properties. It is possible to control its mechanical characteristics by adjusting the level of self-stress or by changing the properties of structural members. A discrete model is introduced to identify the properties of the considered metamaterial and to estimate how the applied self-stress and the characteristics of cables and struts affect the whole structure. The performed analyses is an attempt to the future design of tensegrity lattices which can be recognised as a metamaterial for engineering applications.
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
Total number of authors3
Journal seriesMATEC Web of Conferences, ISSN , e-ISSN 2261-236X, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Keywords in Englishcellular metamaterials, discrete model, tensegrity pattern
Languageen angielski , en angielski
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