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Computational Modeling of Tensegrity Structures

Art, Nature, Mechanical and Biological Systems

Authors: Gan, Buntara Sthenly

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  • Adopts a lucid while rigorous style appropriate for students and practicing engineers
  • Features practical guides and techniques for creating (form-finding), checking (stability), and designing a tensegrity structure
  • Discusses and illustrates fundamental theories and applications of tensegrity structures across architecture, mechanics, and biology
  • Reinforces concepts with Matlab codes for conducting numerical experimentation of the fundamental mechanisms
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This book provides an in-depth, numerical investigation of tensegrity systems from a structural point of view, using the laws of fundamental mechanics for general pin-jointed systems with self-stressed mechanisms. Tensegrity structures have been known for decades, mostly as an art of form for monuments in architectural design. In Computational Modeling of Tensegrity Structures, Professor Buntara examines these formations, integrating perspectives from mechanics, robotics, and biology, emphasizing investigation of tensegrity structures for both inherent behaviors and their apparent ubiquity in nature. The author offers numerous examples and illustrative applications presented in detail and with relevant MATLAB codes. Combining a chapter on the analyses of tensegrity structures along with sections on computational modeling, design, and the latest applications of tensegrity structures, the book is ideal for R&D engineers and students working in a broad range of disciplines interested in structural design.


About the authors

Buntara S. Gan is Professor in the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Nihon University, Japan.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17836-9
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17835-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Modeling of Tensegrity Structures
Book Subtitle
Art, Nature, Mechanical and Biological Systems
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17836-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17836-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17835-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 212
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
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