Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

57, 1, pp. 167-178, Warsaw 2019
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.57.1.167

Application of linear six-parameter shell theory to the analysis of orthotropic tensegrity plate-like structures

Paulina Obara
Application of the linear six-parameter shell theory to the analysis of orthotropic tensegrity
plate-like structures is proposed in the paper. A continuum model of a tensegrity
plate with the self-stress state included is used. The tensegrity module, which is based on
4-strut expanded octahedron modules with additional connecting cables is proposed as an
example. Different planes of support of the structures are taken into account and thus different
reference surfaces of the plate model are considered. The self-stress state and some
geometrical parameters are introduced for parametric analysis.
Keywords: linear six-parameter shell theory, tensegrity plate-like structures, self-stress state


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