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

Overview


t-prism


A t-prism can be constructed with 9 struts.

Multiples of 3


The tensegrity simplex is the 3 strut construction, often called the tensegrity tetrahedron. Most 9 strut tensegrities are constructed by varying the 3 strut simplex. A mast can be assembled by repeating the 3 strut module 3 times, or each strut of the simplex can be tripled, yielding a 9 strut construction.

3 strut simplex, with each strut 'tripled'


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9 strut tensegrity model: wood struts, nylon fishing line, by Helen Reynolds


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