Read here about tensegrity structures composed of eight struts, part of a series of pages organized by strut count.

Form Finding

In "Structural Morphology Of Tensegrity Systems" Motro applies a free-form method of discovery to the generation of unusual tensegrity forms. He wrote, "The process is started from a simple system and, next, more and more struts and cables are added step by step. The computational sequence is summarized as follows: the process starts from a quadruplex, and another vertical strut 9-10 is added.... Finally, a new geometry and equilibrated self stress state are obtained (Figure 14(c)). The compressions in struts range from –2.680 to –4.342; the tensions in cables are between 0.758 and 3.049 and the minimum distance between any two spatial elements is 0.611. There are 33 cables and 8 struts connected respectively to 16 nodes in the whole system."


See Asian Journal Of Civil Engineering (Building And Housing) Vol. 10, No. 1 (2009) Pages 1-19

8 Strut cube

See the 8 struts cube on the cube page

Links and References

Portal to Polyhedra
A series on polyhedra and associated tensegrities
  1. Platonic: Cube, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Octahedron, Tetrahedron
  2. Archimedan: Cuboctahedron, Jitterbug, Rhombic Dodecahedron, Stella Octangula, Tricontahedron
  3. Form: Prism, Torus
  4. Concepts: Naming
Access by no. of struts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 21, 30, 60, 90, 270, 540; Procedures: 3, 30