Hydrodynamic loading of tensegrity structures Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper introduces hydrodynamic loads for tensegrity structures, to examine their behavior in marine environments. Wave compliant structures are of general interest when considering large marine structures, and we are motivated by the aquaculture industry where new concepts are investigated in order to make offshore installations for seafood production. This paper adds to the existing models and software simulations of tensegrity structures exposed to environmental loading from waves and current. A number of simulations are run to show behavior of the structure as a function of pretension level and string stiffness for a given loading condition.

name of conference

  • Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Wroldsen, A. S., Johansen, V., Skelton, R. E., & Srensen, A. J.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Wroldsen, Anders S||Johansen, Vegar||Skelton, Robert E||Sørensen, Asgeir J

editor list (cited editors)

  • Lindner, D. K.

publication date

  • March 2006