Read here about tensegrity structures that are deployed in the shape of an arch.
An arch is a structure that spans a space, usually supporting weight, in the form of an inverted "U."
In a tensegrity arch, a basic tensegrity module--usually the 3 strut --is repeated with slight length and filament variations in length such that the structure arches. The repeating module that forms the arch is usually accompanied by another module that forms its two bases.
Method to transform a tower to an arch
Andrea Micheletti proposed a marching method algorithm that can transform a tensegrity mast into an arch. The method starts with a known stable placement and alters edge lengths in a way that preserves the equilibrium equations. We then characterize the manifold to which classical tensegrity systems belong, which gives insight into the form-finding process. See https://www.scribd.com/document/409446478/Marching-Procedure-for-Tensegrity-2007
Selected Images of Tensegrity Arches
An assortment of tensegrity arches and discussion of their structure is presented.
Rainbow Arch is a tensegrity arch by Snelson . Constructed of aluminum & stainless steel, it measures 7 ft. x 12.6 ft. x 2.6 ft (meters, 2.1 x 3.8 x 1).
Maxim Schrogin designed and built an arch in Berkeley, California. The arch was built in 2002 as an entry arch to the sacred space of his nephew's wedding. He sent the photo to Robert Burkhardt .
Kenichi Kawaguchi's Arch
Reusable Deployable Tensegrity Arch by Kenichi Kawaguchi
Deejayana uploaded an arch covered with paper to DeviantArt.
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