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Static and Dynamic Characterization of Some Tensegrity Modules

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H. Murakami, Y. Nishimura

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

J. Appl. Mech 68(1), 19-27 (May 06, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1331058 History: Received July 02, 1999; Revised May 06, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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(a) A six-bar spherical tensegrity module; (b) a two-stage tensegrity module with three bars at each stage
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Kinematics and kinetics of a deformed truss element
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Nodal coordinates of the six-bar spherical tensegrity module
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(a) A developed connection diagram of the two-stage tensegrity module; (b) a top view of equilateral triangles of the two-stage tensegrity module
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(a) An infinitesimal mechanism mode of the spherical tensegrity module; (b) an infinitesimal mechanism mode of the two-stage tensegrity module
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(a) Load-displacement relation of the two-stage tensegrity module; (b) element forces—load-point displacement relation of the two-stage tensegrity module
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The configuration space near node 5 of the spherical tensegrity module
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The configuration spaces near node 9 and node 10 of the two-stage tensegrity module

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