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Volume 60, Issue 4

Active Control Of Smart Tensegrity Structures

A. Al Sabouni-Zawadzka
Published Online: 2015-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0034

Abstract

The topic of smart structures, their active control and implementation, is relatively new. Therefore, different approaches to the problem can be met. The present paper discusses variable aspects of the active control of structures. It explains the idea of smart systems, introduces different terms used in smart technique and defines the structural smartness. The author indicates differences between actively controlled structures and structural health monitoring systems and shows an example of an actively controlled smart footbridge.

The analyses presented in the study concern tensegrity structures, which are prone to the structural control through self-stress state adjustment. The paper introduces examples of structural control performed on tensegrity modules and plates. An influence of several self-stress states on displacements is analyzed and a study concerning damage due to member loss is presented.

Keywords: smart structure; active control; tensegrity; member loss; deployable footbridge

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About the article

Received: 2014-08-15

Revised: 2014-12-04

Published Online: 2015-09-30

Published in Print: 2014-12-01


Citation Information: Archives of Civil Engineering, Volume 60, Issue 4, Pages 517–534, ISSN (Online) 1230-2945, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0034.

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