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Author Zhang, Jing Yao, author

Title Tensegrity structures : form, stability, and symmetry / Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
Published Tokyo : Springer, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Mathematics for industry ; volume 6
Mathematics for industry (Springer (Firm)) ; volume 6
Contents Introduction -- Equilibrium -- Self-Equilibrium Analysis by Symmetry -- Stability -- Force Density Method -- Prismatic Structures of Dihedral Symmetry -- Star-Shaped Structures of Dihedral Symmetry -- Regular Truncated Tetrahedral Structures -- Linear Algebra -- Affine Motions and Rigidity Condition -- Tensegrity Tower -- Group Representation Theory and Symmetry-Adapted Matrix
Summary To facilitate a deeper understanding of tensegrity structures, this book focuses on their two key design problems: self-equilibrium analysis and stability investigation. In particular, high symmetry properties of the structures are extensively utilized. Conditions for self-equilibrium as well as super-stability of tensegrity structures are presented in detail. An analytical method and an efficient numerical method are given for self-equilibrium analysis of tensegrity structures: the analytical method deals with symmetric structures and the numerical method guarantees super-stability. Utilizing group representation theory, the text further provides analytical super-stability conditions for the structures that are of dihedral as well as tetrahedral symmetry. This book not only serves as a reference for engineers and scientists but is also a useful source for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Keeping this objective in mind, the presentation of the book is self-contained and detailed, with an abundance of figures and examples
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 23, 2015)
Subject Tensegrity (Engineering)
Form Electronic book
Author Ohsaki, Makoto, 1960- author
ISBN 4431548122 (print)
4431548130 (electronic bk.)
9784431548126 (print)
9784431548133 (electronic bk.)