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El siguiente taller práctico tendrá lugar el 20 de junio de 2018 en el IV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION WITHOUT BORDERS. El congreso tendrá lugar en el Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science (Serrano Galvache Street, n 4, Madrid).

Tensegrity structures, or the art of building in the air. Valentín Gómez-Jáuregui. Grupo de investigación EGICAD, Universidad de Cantabria.

Would it be possible to build a structure made by solid bars floating in the air, only connected by means of cables to other bars… that are also floating in the air??!! Yes, indeed! They are the so-called tensegrity structures, incredible systems of floating compression. By constructing tensegrity models and mockups, we will discover the mysteries underlying these structures, physically finding the ways taken by the forces to bring the structure to equilibrium. The assistants will have the opportunity to play with their tensegrity models, proposing applications for their use in structures, buildings, towers, canopies, sculptures, furniture, etc. Besides, we will carry out digital experiments simulating the dynamic behavior of tensegrity examples by means of specialized software. Will the physical tensegrities react to our interactions the same way as the digital models?

 

Nuevo trabajo de investigación publicado: "Design, Fabrication and Construction of a Deployable Double-Layer Tensegrity Grid" en el Journal of Structural Engineering International. Descargar Preprint

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Nuevos vídeos sobre el proyecto de diseño, cálculo, modelado mediante CAE y construcción de una DDLTG (Deployable Double-Layer Tensegrity Grid) o malla de doble capa tensegrítica desplegable, llevado a cabo por el grupo EgiCAD en el Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Sciences of the University of Limerick.

 


 

Concesión de Patente de “Nudo de conexión para estructuras desplegables” (ES 2 555 635 B2), con autoría correspondiente a GÓMEZ-JÁUREGUI, V., MANCHADO, C., OTERO, C., IGLESIAS, A., GALVEZ, A., QUILLIGAN, M. Solicitada por la Universidad de Cantabria ante la OEPM con nº de solicitud P201500190, con examen previo. Concedida el 25/04/2016.

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Workshop “Unity by diversity – Learning from architectural design”, at the University Siegen (Germany) during the International Study Week at the Faculty of Education, Architecture and Arts.

“Unity by diversity – Learning from architectural design”

The workshop of »Tensegrity« wants to be understood like a studio that puts the act of working and researching together in the heart of contemplation, by observing, analysing and building spatial structures. Nevertheless that »Tensegrity« works like an example, the floating constructions are very suitable, because of the interdisciplinary character. Architects, artists and engineers are fascinated by them and also for non-specialists they are attractive and its possible to build them under the guidance of a professional.

Floating compression is a structural principle based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension, in such a way that the compressed members (usually bars or struts) do not touch each other and the prestressed tensioned members (usually cables or tendons) delineate the system spatially. Manipulating one element, changes the whole figure, what demonstrates the dependence between all elements. Working together in an emancipated way makes the unity.


 

GÓMEZ-JÁUREGUI, V. (2015) “Métodos CAD/CAE aplicados a la generación de nuevas mallas tensegríticas de doble capa”. Tesis de Doctorado. Universidad de Cantabria.


 

Nuevo Visualizador de Tensegridades para modelos en 3D y Visulalizador de objetos STL de caracter genérico.

¿Qué es la Tensegridad?

Las estructuras tensegríticas son realmente asombrosas: constan de barras que están flotando en el aire, tan sólo sujetas mediante cables a otras barras... ¡que también flotan en el aire! Quizás sea precisamente esto lo que a la gente le entusiasma de la Tensegridad, contemplar este fenómeno "mágico" que son incapaces de entender.

 

What’s tensegrity? “Food for thought.”
Jörg Schlaich


 

Diversas definiciones han sido establecidas por diferentes especialistas en la materia. Pero se podría definir así:

La Tensegridad es un principio estructural basado en el empleo de componentes aislados comprimidos que se encuentran dentro de una red tensada continua, de tal modo que los miembros comprimidos (generalmente barras) no se tocan entre sí y están unidos únicamente por medio de componentes traccionados (habitualmente cables) que son los que delimitan espacialmente dicho sistema.

 

 

Productos Tensegríticos

Tensegrity Mug