Strut Effect

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The strut effect, coined by Motro, occurs when an entire tensegrity is constrained to behave like strut under compression.

Consider Snelson's original X-shape, an assembly of two struts and four cables. Cut one of the four cables of the X-shape. The remaining tensegrity components act like an hydraulic jack along the direction of the cut cable. This action is equivalent to a strut under compression, hence named the strut effect. [1]

See the fractal tensegrity in mast.

Links and References

[1] Structural Morphology Of Tensegrity Systems by R. Motro, Asian Journal Of Civil Engineering (Building And Housing) Vol. 10, No. 1 (2009) Pages 1-19