206.326 Tensegrity systems and geodesic domes
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Students understand the load carrying behavior of tensegrity systems.

Students understand the load carrying behavior of geodesic domes.

Students are capabable of designing and constructing such structural systems.

Subject of course

A short historical overview shows the development of structures based on the tensegrity principle. Also, geodesic domes are described in detail. The load-carrying behavior of such systems is explained in terms of the flow of forces and it is compared to other, less efficient, structural systems.

A practical part includes design and the actual construction of a tensegrity system or geodesic dome in model size.

Additional information

Meetings in WS 2018/19:

Mi 17. Oktober 2019, 9:15-11:30 im Seminarraum des Instituts E206-03.

Mi 24. Oktober 2019, 9:15-11:30 im Seminarraum des Instituts E206-03.

Mi 31. Oktober 2019, 9:15-11:30 im Seminarraum des Instituts E206-03.

Lecturers

Institute

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes in TISS

Language

English