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Non-linear static analysis and design of Tensegrity domes

Fu, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-9176-8159 (2006). Non-linear static analysis and design of Tensegrity domes. Steel and Composite Structures, 6(5), pp. 417-433. doi: 10.12989/scs.2006.6.5.417

Abstract

In this paper, a non-linear structural analysis software with pro-processing and post-recessing function is proposed by the author. The software incorporating the functions of the structural analysis and geometrical design of Tensegrity structures. Using this software, Cable Dome is analyzed as a prototype, a comprehensive study on the structural behavior of Tensegrity domes is presented in detail. Design methods of Tensegrity domes were proposed. Based on the analysis, optimizing design was performed. Several new Tensegrity domes with different geometrical design scheme are proposed, the structural analysis of the new schemes is also conducted. The analysis result shows that the proposed new forms of the Tensegrity domes are reasonable for practical applications.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2006 Techno Press. This paper is reproduced with permission from Techno Pres.
Publisher Keywords: tensegrity; non-linear; prestressed force; self-equilibrium;
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering > Civil Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20064
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