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Hydrodynamic loading of tensegrity structures
Author(s): Anders S. Wroldsen; Vegar Johansen; Robert E. Skelton; Asgeir J. Sørensen
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6166, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, 61660C (27 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.658409
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Anders S. Wroldsen, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)
Vegar Johansen, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture AS (Norway)
Robert E. Skelton, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Asgeir J. Sørensen, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6166:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Douglas K. Lindner, Editor(s)

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