GÓMEZ-JÁUREGUI, V. (2015) “CAD/CAE Methods Applied to the Generation of New Double-Layer Tensegrity Grids”. PhD Thesis in Civil Engineering. University of Cantabria.
Tensegrity structures are really intriguing: bars floating in the air, without any contact to a ‘solid’ support, attached only by wires to other bars… that are also floating in the air! People in general, and particularly specialists, like to contemplate such a ‘magic’ phenomenon of which they do not understand.
What’s tensegrity? “Food for thought.”
Several definitions have been established by different experts. One of the more complete ones could be this one:
Tensegrity 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.