Search for dissertations about: "Tensegrity"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word Tensegrity.

  1. 1. Stiffness modification of tensegrity structures

    Author : Seif Dalilsafaei; Anders Eriksson; Karl-Gunnar Olsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : tensegrity; boom; finite element analysis; genetic algorithm; flexibility analysis; active structure; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Although the concept of tensegrity structures was invented in the beginning of the twentieth century, the applications of these structures are limited, partially due to their low stiffness. The stiffness of tensegrities comes from topology, configuration, pre-stress and initial axial element stiffnesses. READ MORE

  2. 2. Stiffness and vibration properties of slender tensegrity structures

    Author : Seif Dalil Safaei; Gunnar Tibert; René Motro; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Tensegrity booms; Tensegrity grids; Tensegrity power lines; Finite element analysis; Genetic algorithm; Flexibility analysis; Form-finding; Pre-stress design; Optimization;

    Abstract : The stiffness and frequency properties of tensegrity structures are functions of the pre-stress, topology, configuration, and axial stiffness of the elements. The tensegrity structures considered are tensegrity booms, tensegrity grids, and tensegrity power lines.A study has been carried out on the pre-stress design. READ MORE

  3. 3. Vibration-based Assessment of Tensegrity Structures

    Author : Nasseradeen Ashwear; Eriksson Anders; Thomas Abrahamsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Tensegrity; Pre-stress; Vibration; Health monitoring; Buckling; Temperature effect; Vibration health monitoring VHM; Optimization; Teknisk mekanik; Engineering Mechanics;

    Abstract : Vibration structural health monitoring (VHM) uses the vibration properties to evaluate many civil structures during the design steps, building steps and service life.The whole function, expressed by stiffness and frequencies of tensegrity structures are primarily related to the level of pre-stress. READ MORE

  4. 4. Deployable Tensegrity Structures for Space Applications

    Author : Gunnar Tibert; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; deployable structures; tensegrity; form-finding; cable net; analysis; design; spacecraft; mast; reflector antenna; Engineering mechanics; Teknisk mekanik;

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  5. 5. Vibration Frequencies as Status Indicators for Tensegrity Structures

    Author : Nasseradeen Ashwear; Anders Eriksson; Karl-Gunnar Olsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Tensegrity; Pre-stress; Vibration; Health monitoring; Buckling; Temperature effect; Vibration health monitoring VHM; Tensegritet; Förspänning; Vibration; Hälsokontroll; Knäckning; Temperatureffekt; Vibrationsbaserad hälsokontroll; Teknisk mekanik; Engineering Mechanics;

    Abstract :  Applications of vibration structural health monitoring (VHM) techniques are increasing rapidly. This is because of the advances in sensors and instrumentation during the last decades. VHM uses the vibration properties to evaluate many civil structures during the design steps, building steps and service life. READ MORE