Form-finding Tensegrity Models Approach with Reverse Engineering

  •  Hashem Hashemnejad    
  •  Asem Sharbaf    
  •  Mitra Sharbaf    



After recent achievements in the field of Tensegrity structure, many Tensegrity models have been investigated and evaluated. Tensegrity models have been used as symbolic or covering vast area such as fuller’s dome and other stuffs. These usages do not have sufficient attention to synthesis of architectural and structural space together.

Methods/Statistical analysis:

The method of this article, based on simulation and modeling of a sample structure by analyzing flow of internal forces, is adaptive methode. Restriction of exited structures to a hammock and then analysis its force flow, and consequently classify it to tensile and compressive members is the base of manner. By gathering information about Tensegrity structures and their behavior according to several definition of structural engineers and also architects, we commence combination of facts based on adaptation of existed structures with Tensegrity rules. Then, by finding a Tensegrity model and creating a replica of hammock Tensegrity, it shows the ability of structure specially in term of statistic. This outcomes can help us to develop new system of form - finding models.


This system can make us able to develop modeling of Tensegrity. In the recent years, form - finding method almost base on symmetric models to expand as cover structure for vast spans. By this manner, we can design asymmetric models consist of synthesis of structural and architectural space.


Form - Finding method can be developed in order to increase quality of building in term of weight of structure, flexibility, decreasing proportion of used material to its resistance and so on. In addition, we can produce asymmetric models which contain architectural space into Tensegrity structure.

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