MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 196, 2018XXVII R-S-P Seminar, Theoretical Foundation of Civil Engineering (27RSP) (TFoCE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Building Materials, Technologies, Organization and Management in Construction|
|Published online||03 September 2018|
Towards unusual mechanical properties of tensegrity lattice metamaterial
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Division of Timber Structures,
ul. Lecha Kaczyńskiego 16,
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the present paper a novel cellular metamaterial based on a tensegrity pattern is presented. The material is constructed from supercells, each of which consists of eight 4-strut simplex modules. The proposed metamaterial exhibits some unusual properties. It is possible to control its mechanical characteristics by adjusting the level of self-stress or by changing the properties of structural members. A discrete model is introduced to identify the properties of the considered metamaterial and to estimate how the applied self-stress and the characteristics of cables and struts affect the whole structure. The performed analyses is an attempt to the future design of tensegrity lattices which can be recognised as a metamaterial for engineering applications.
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