5 struts

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

Overview[edit]

Five strut tensegrities are rare.

5 strut Freeform Tensegrity Structure by Motro[edit]

Motro worked with freeform tensegrity structures. In this approach, no topology of the whole system is specified in advance for that example. The process is started from a simple system and, next, more and more struts and cables are added step by step. Below, a progressive series of tensegrity structures that is developed freeform from 4 struts, to 5 struts, to 6 struts. The first figure on the right is a 4 strut tensegrity structure. To this Motro added a vertical strut 9-10. To keep nodes 9 and 10 in equilibrium state, making a 5 strut structure. To stabilize it, 6 tension members are added, 3 to each node of the added strut. The 5 strut in the center is then developed into the 6 strut on the right, followed by the 7 and 8 strut structures in the following diagram. The 8 strut in the center has 36 tension members. On the right, 3 tension members have been removed.

Freeform tensegrity structures, progressing from 4 struts to 5 struts and 6 struts. From Structural Morphology Of Tensegrity Systems by Motro.
Freeform tensegrity structures, progressing from 7 to 8 struts. The 7 strut is on the left. The 8 strut in the center has 36 tension members. On the right, 3 tension members have been removed. From Structural Morphology Of Tensegrity Systems by Motro.

This paragraph is repeated on the 4 struts page.

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