Design aspects of a deployable tensegrity-hollow-rope footbridge

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Rhode-Barbarigos , Landolf; Bel Hadj Ali , Nizar; Motro , René; Smith , Ian F.C.;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing
  • Subject: Footbridge | [ SPI.MECA.STRU ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Mechanics [physics.med-ph]/Mechanics of the structures [physics.class-ph] | [SPI.GCIV]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Civil Engineering | Dynamic relaxation | [ PHYS.MECA.STRU ] Physics [physics]/Mechanics [physics]/Mechanics of the structures [physics.class-ph] | Statics | [PHYS.MECA.STRU]Physics [physics]/Mechanics [physics]/Mechanics of the structures [physics.class-ph] | Dynamics | [ SPI.GCIV ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Civil Engineering | [SPI.MECA.STRU]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Mechanics [physics.med-ph]/Mechanics of the structures [physics.class-ph] | Design | Tensegrity | Actuation | Deployment

International audience; Tensegrity structures are composed of cables and struts in a pre-stressed self-equilibrium. Although tensegrity first appeared in the 1950s, it is seldom used in civil engineering. This paper focuses on the design aspects of a deployable tensegri... View more
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