Modular Tensegrity Structures: The ”Tor Vergata” Footbridge

  • Andrea Micheletti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 61)


Tensegrity systems are lightweight, deployable or adaptive structures. To improve their stiffness, modular tensegrity structures are assembled with the use of strut-to-strut joints and supplementary cables. These concepts are applied to designing the ‘‘Tor Vergata’’Footbridge.


Tensegrity Structure Maximum Vertical Displacement Circular Hollow Section Deployable Structure Compressive Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Micheletti
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Rome ‘‘Tor Vergata’’RomeItaly

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