New research published: "Design, Fabrication and Construction of a Deployable Double-Layer Tensegrity Grid" at the Journal of Structural Engineering International. Download Preprint

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New videos about the project for the Design, Fabrication and Construction of a Deployable Double-Layer Tensegrity Grid (DDLTG), carried out by the Research Group EgiCAD at the Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Sciences of the University of Limerick.

 

Patent granted: "Connection node for deployable structures” (ES 2 555 635 B2), by GÓMEZ-JÁUREGUI, V., MANCHADO, C., OTERO, C., IGLESIAS, A., GALVEZ, A., QUILLIGAN, M. Applied by the Universidad de Cantabria at the OEPM with application number P201500190. Granted 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) “CAD/CAE Methods Applied to the Generation of New Double-Layer Tensegrity Grids”. PhD Thesis in Civil Engineering. University of Cantabria.

New Tensegrity Viewer for models in 3D and online STL Viewer for any kind of object.


 

In Publications it is possible to find information about all the papers and publications gathered in the databases Scopus and Web of Science during the years 2012 and 2013.

¿What is Tensegrity?

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.”
Jörg Schlaich

 

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.

 

 

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