Specific Strength

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Specific Strength[edit]

Prestressed tensegrity structures are unusual in their allocation of compression and tension. In most traditional structures construction members play both roles, tensegrities more sharply divide the compression and tension tasks between their materials.

Using a Specific Strength Chart to Select Materials for Tensegrity Construction[edit]

The following chart shows specific strength of typical materials

Specific strength chart. Structural materials stiffness and strength. From the OWL project telescope documentation. "