Sensitivity analysis of Snelson-type tensegrity booms due to member loss

Authors: Dalil Safaei, S.D., Eriksson,  , Tibert, G.
Document Type: Conference
Pubstate: Published
Journal: 24rd Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics, Finland, 3-4 November, 2011
Year: 2011


Tensegrity structures are spatial reticulate systems in a state of self-stress. Although the concept of tensegrity has received significant attention, the application of these structures is limited. This paper is concerned with the effects of element loss on the stiffness and natural frequencies of Snelson-type tensegrity booms. The effect of module length is evaluated for the constant structural length, diameter and axial stiffness of the elements.