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Force-finding of Tensegrity Structure using Optimization Technique
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  • Journal title : Architectural research
  • Volume 17, Issue 1,  2015, pp.31-40
  • Publisher : Architectural Institute of Korea
  • DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2015.17.1.31
 Title & Authors
Force-finding of Tensegrity Structure using Optimization Technique
Lee, Sang Jin;
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 Abstract
A simple force-finding process based on an optimization technique is proposed for tensegrity structures. For this purpose, the inverse problem of form-finding process is formulated. Therefore, the position vector of nodes and element connectivity information are provided as priori. Several benchmark tests are carried out to demonstrate the performance of the present force-finding process. In particular, the force density distributions of simplex tensegrity are thoroughly investigated with the important parameters such as the radius, height and twisting angle of simplex tensegrity. Finally, the force density distribution of arch tensegrity is produced by using the present force-finding process for a future reference solution.
 Keywords
Tensegrity structure;Force-finding;Optimization;Equilibrium;
 Language
English
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