Parametric Analysis of Tensegrity Plate-Like Structures: Part 2—Quantitative Analysis

Paulina Obara, Justyna Tomasik
2021 Applied Sciences  
The study includes a parametric analysis of a group of tensegrity plate-like structures built with modified Quartex modules. The quantitative assessment, including the calculation of the structure's response to constant loads, was carried out. A static parametric analysis was performed, with particular emphasis on the influence of the initial prestress level on the displacements, the effort, and the stiffness of the structure. A geometrical non-linear model was used in the analysis. A reliable
more » ... alysis. A reliable assessment required introducing a parameter for determining the influence of the initial prestress level on the overall stiffness of the structure at a given load. The stiffness of the structure was found to depend not only on the geometry and material properties, but also on the initial prestress level and external load. The results show that the effect of the initial prestress on the overall stiffness of the structure is greater with less load and that the effect of load is most significant with low pre-stressing forces. The analysis demonstrates that the control of static parameters is possible only when infinitesimal mechanisms occur in the structure.
doi:10.3390/app11020602 fatcat:bmfrx2quxbd3djfcftyy5xli74