Symmetrical reconfiguration of tensegrity structures Academic Article uri icon


  • In this article we first present a mathematical model which describes the nonlinear dynamics of tensegrity structures. For certain tensegrity structures a particular class of motions, coined symmetrical motions is defined. The corresponding equations of motion are derived and the conditions under which symmetrical motions occur are established. Reconfiguration procedures through symmetrical motions are proposed and examples are given. r 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Solids and Structures

author list (cited authors)

  • Sultan, C., Corless, M., & Skelton, R. E.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Sultan, Cornel||Corless, Martin||Skelton, Robert E

publication date

  • April 2002