Tensegrity Truss Model using Fem Applications
S.S. Vivek

Dr.S.S. Vivek, School Of Civil Engineering, Sastra Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on 26 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 07 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1518-1522 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: K18930981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1893.0981119
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Abstract: In this paper, tensegrity structures were formulated on truss by the conventional rolled steel members (RS) namely Type 1 truss and by pipe sections namely Type 2 truss. The Type 1 and Type 2 truss structures was modeled and analyzed using software’s (ANSYS and STAADPRO packages). For Type 2 truss, tensegrity model was attained with the self-equilibrium state at various load cases. The members of the truss was designed by IS: 800- 1984 and 2007 methods and compared based on utility ratio. The detailing of Type 1 and 2 trusses were done by TEKLA software. The nodal deflection and member stresses were compared and tabulated by ANSYS and STAADPRO software’s.
Keywords: Tensegrity, truss, tension, compression, analysis, design, utility ratio.
Scope of the Article: Software Analysis, Design and Modelling