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Vol. 40 (1999) No. 2 April n. 130


An experimental investigation of a type of double-layer tensegrity grids

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 40 (1999) No. 2 April n. 130
  • Title: An experimental investigation of a type of double-layer tensegrity grids
  • Author(s): Y. Kono, K. K. Choong, T. Shimada and H. Kunieda
  • Keywords: tensegrity grid, static test, dynamic test
Abstract
A 9m span (80m2 covered area) double-layer tensegrity grid with a newly proposed member joint system has been constructed for testing. The present paper describes the joint system, construction, and static and dynamic testing of the grid. The experiment showed that the proposed grid is easy to construct and possesses the anticipated stiffness.

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