Hydrodynamic loading of tensegrity structures | Conference Paper individual record
abstract

This paper introduces hydrodynamic loads for tensegrity structures, to examine their behavior in marine environments. Wave compliant structures are of general interest when considering large marine structures, and we are motivated by the aquaculture industry where new concepts are investigated in order to make offshore installations for seafood production. This paper adds to the existing models and software simulations of tensegrity structures exposed to environmental loading from waves and current. A number of simulations are run to show behavior of the structure as a function of pretension level and string stiffness for a given loading condition.

author list (cited authors)
Wroldsen, A. S., Johansen, V., Skelton, R. E., & Sørensen, A. J.
publication date
2006
publisher
SPIE Publisher
citation count

1