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. Ειδικές Κατασκευές Τεχνολογικής Αιχμής Τύπου TENSEGRITY

Πληροφορίες - Θεματική Περιοχή Θεματική Περιοχή : Αρχιτεκτονική
Tμήμα : Τμ. Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών

Patented building technologies that can be used for the development of deployable and rapidly assembled structures. The developed structures are composed of bars (compression members) and cables (tension members) kept in equilibrium, where cables form a closed network and bars a discontinuous one (tensegrity structures). Patented technologies include: U.S. Patent No. 6,901,714 "Tensegrity unit, structure and method for construction". Brief Description: This technology is particularly appropriate for architectural applications in hard to access construction sites, when skilled labor is not available, and when simplicity in the construction and maintenance is a requirement. The main feature of the method is the design of a portable deployable tensegrity unit that collapses in a bundle and lends itself to a rapid deployment with little human assistance. The method permits various assemblages of interconnected units in either planar or curved configurations. The structures that can be developed in this manner maintain the basic concept of cable continuity and bar independence. A deployment method has also been developed. -Experimental lab prototypes have already been developed, and two real world applications have already been constructed. -Design algorithms that can generate various configurations of tensegrity networks in a graphical environment have been developed -A method for the analysis of the network that makes use of stiffness method and newton iteration has been developed. -Environmental applications are discussed.


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