Structural Systems for the Future

eBook - 2003
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The word tensegrity results from the contraction of tensional and integrity, a word created by Richard Buckminster Fuller. He went on to describe tensegrity structures as islands of compression in an ocean of tension, and Rene Motro has developed a comprehensive definition which is systems in a stable self equilibriated system comprising a discontinuous set of compressed components inside a continuum of tensioned components .
This publication represents the life work of a leading exponent of a revolutionary and exciting method of structural design.
* Represents the life work of a leading exponent of a revolutionary and exciting method of structural design
* Applicable to architecture as an established structural system, can also be applied to other fields
* Design professionals will be able to design better structures. Interested non-professionals will experience the great pleasure of being able to say "I understand why the Hisshorn tower stands up"
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Kogan Page Science, 2003
ISBN: 9781417526697
Characteristics: xvii, 238 pages : illustrations 24 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc


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