9 Struts

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



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'

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


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