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Author Motro, René, 1946-
Title Tensegrity : structural systems for the future / René Motro.
Imprint London ; Sterling, VA : Kogan Page Science, 2003.

Author Motro, René, 1946-
Subject Geodesic domes.
Structural analysis (Engineering)
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-236) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. History and definitions -- 2-1. Introduction; 2-2. History; 2-3. Definitions; 2-4. Conclusion -- 3. Fundamental concepts -- 3-1. Introduction; 3-2. Relational structure; 3-3. Geometry and stability; 3-4. Selfstress states and mechanisms; 3-5. Conclusion -- 4. Typologies -- 4-1. Introduction; 4-2. Typology criteria and codification; 4-3. Elementary cells or spherical cells; 4-4. Assemblies of cells; 4-5. Conclusion -- 5. Models -- 5-1. Introduction; 5-2. Problems to solve; 5-3. Form finding; 5-4. Selfstress and mechanisms; 5-5. Selftress qualification; 5-6. Designing tensegrity systems; 5-7. Active control; 5-8. Conclusion -- 6. Foldable tensegrities -- 6-1. Introduction; 6-2. Folding principle; 6-3. Foldable modules; 6-4. Foldable assemblies; 6-5. Folding design; 6-6. Simulation of the folding process; 6-7. Modelling the contact of two struts; 6-8. Conclusion -- 7. Tensegrity: Latest And future developments -- 7-1. Introduction; 7-2. New tensegrity grids; 7-3. Other projects; 7-4. Tensegrity as a structural principle; 7-5. Conclusion -- 8. Bibliography -- 9. Appendices.
Summary The word tensegrity results from the contraction of tensional and integrity, a word created by Richard Buckminster Fuller. He went on to describe tensegrity structures as islands of compression in an ocean of tension, and Reň Motro has developed a comprehensive definition which is systems in a stable self equilibriated system comprising a discontinuous set of compressed components inside a continuum of tensioned components. This publication represents the life work of a leading exponent of a revolutionary and exciting method of structural design. * Represents the life work of a leading exponent of a revolutionary and exciting method of structural design * Applicable to architecture as an established structural system, can also be applied to other fields * Design professionals will be able to design better structures. Interested non-professionals will experience the great pleasure of being able to say "I understand why the Hisshorn tower stands up."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417526696 (electronic bk.)
9781417526697 (electronic bk.)
0080542344 (electronic bk.)
9780080542348 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 56409377
Additional Format Print version: Motro, René, 1946- Tensegrity. London ; Sterling, VA : Kogan Page Science, 2003 1903996376 (DLC) 2003007305 (OCoLC)53325359

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