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dc.contributor.authorAlber, Michelle Robin
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-14T17:57:05Z
dc.date.available2018-02-14T17:57:05Z
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.identifier.otheralber_michelle_r_201708_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/alber_michelle_r_201708_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/37254
dc.description.abstractTensegrity masts are a network of compressive and tensile elements, composed of multiple interconnected tensegrity units. Unlike other structures, tensegrities are not limited by fixed structural properties. The ability to vary cable tension in a tensegrity enables modification of the structural dynamic properties. This work studies how the natural frequencies of a tensegrity mast change with changing cable tension. A three-stage tensegrity mast is modeled and tested. The first several natural frequencies of the structure are tracked across a range of configurations. The results show the effect of tensioning different sets of cables on the natural frequencies of the mast. Applications for a tensegrity-based structure with tunable natural frequencies are discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTensegrity Prism
dc.subjectTensegrity Mast
dc.subjectForm-Finding
dc.subjectStructural Dynamics
dc.subjectModal Testing
dc.subjectTensegrity Construction
dc.subjectNatural Frequency
dc.titleStructural dynamics of tensegrity prisms and masts under changing cable tension
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEngineering
dc.description.majorEngineering
dc.description.advisorR. Benjamin Davis
dc.description.committeeR. Benjamin Davis
dc.description.committeeDonald Leo
dc.description.committeeEric Freeman


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