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Volume 117, 2017RSP 2017 – XXVI R-S-P Seminar 2017 Theoretical Foundation of Civil Engineering
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|Published online||24 July 2017|
The influence of self-stress on the behavior of tensegrity-like real structure
1 Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Al. Armii Ludowej 16, Warsaw, 00-637, Poland
2 Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Al. Tysiąclecia PP 7, Kielce 25-314, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-scale tensegrity skeleton of White Rhino is considered in this paper. The influence of self-stress state on structure behaviour is studied. Few models that consist of 15, 16, 17 or 18 elements are analysed. For the models self-stress states and infinitesimal mechanisms are considered. The impact of the level of self-stress state on displacement is investigated. Moreover a failure of White Rhino is considered. The influence of a damage of one, two or three cables on displacements is examined. Analyses are performed using the second order theory in the Mathematica environment and the third order theory using the Sofistic program.
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