Potential Applications of Tensegrity Structures to Bridge Construction

Tensegrity structures emerged in the twentieth century. They can be defined as self-stressed, stable spatial systems that are at a static equilibrium configuration under no external loads. Tensegrity structures consist of discontinuous compression bars inside a net of continuous tensile cables in such a way that the compression components do not touch each other. They are remarkable, lightweight and impressive in appearance and are strongly attracting the attention of architects and engineers nowadays. The aim of the present paper is to do a thorough research on potential applications of tensegrity structures to bridge construction. The realizations, as well as some conceptual proposals in this field, are collected and analyzed. The advantages and disadvantages of tensegrity structures in bridge engineering are defined. Special attention is given to the geometry configurations of the structures, basic tensegrity modules and technical considerations.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 583-589
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01603916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2016 1:51AM