Form-Finding of a Tensegrity
In this chapter, we will discuss in detail some simple tensegrity structures. In the context of tensegrity structures, various mathematical tools are illustrated clearly which can be applied for tensegrity form-finding. Some of the tensegrity structures are simple enough so that the member lengths can be expressed in algebraic formulas. With the help of a computer, the numerical calculation codes are provided to experimentation the formulations. These native methods deal clearly with distances and angular measurements related to the algebra and trigonometry problems.
KeywordsInconsistent Indefinite Null-space Singular Non-regular Rank Generalized inverse Pseudoinverse Minimum norm solution Residual vector Least squares solution Rank factorization
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