A new topology of tensegrity towers with uniform force distribution Conference Paper uri icon


  • This work investigates the design of a new class of three dimensional tensegrity tower structures with nodes lying on a cylinder. The novel aspect of the proposed topology is the fact that all bars in all stages are oriented in the same way, clockwise or counterclockwise. We investigate the existence of conditions for static equilibrium of such towers with an arbitrary number of stages and uniform force distribution.

name of conference

  • Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • de Oliveira, M. C., & Skelton, R. E.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • de Oliveira, Mauricio C||Skelton, Robert E

editor list (cited editors)

  • Smith, R. C.

publication date

  • May 2005