Twist Angle

A tensegrity prism is a simple tensegrity structure that can feature any number of struts greater than two. See prism.

Such a t-prism can be imagined as being enclosed in a cylinder of height h and diameter d. The tendons at the prism ends outline polygons. The two polygons, at extreme ends of the prism, are rotated in relation to one another. The angle of this rotation is the twist angle.

You can see t-prisms in the "counting strut" pages, particularly 3 Struts, 4 Struts, 5 struts.

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