Tensegrity Structures

Form, Stability, and Symmetry

  • Jing Yao Zhang
  • Makoto Ohsaki

Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 15-54
  4. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 55-96
  5. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 97-135
  6. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 137-170
  7. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 171-203
  8. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 205-231
  9. Jing Yao Zhang, Makoto Ohsaki
    Pages 233-248
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-300

About this book


To facilitate a deeper understanding of tensegrity structures, this book focuses on their two key design problems: self-equilibrium analysis and stability investigation. In particular, high symmetry properties of the structures are extensively utilized. Conditions for self-equilibrium as well as super-stability of tensegrity structures are presented in detail. An analytical method and an efficient numerical method are given for self-equilibrium analysis of tensegrity structures: the analytical method deals with symmetric structures and the numerical method guarantees super-stability. Utilizing group representation theory, the text further provides analytical super-stability conditions for the structures that are of dihedral as well as tetrahedral symmetry. This book not only serves as a reference for engineers and scientists but is also a useful source for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Keeping this objective in mind, the presentation of the book is self-contained and detailed, with an abundance of figures and examples.


Form-finding Self-equilibrium Form Stability Analysis Symmetry Condition Tensegrity Structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Jing Yao Zhang
    • 1
  • Makoto Ohsaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Nagoya City UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Hiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54812-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54813-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-350X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-3518
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