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Force Density

The most widely used approach and also what the WinTess3 program provides is called Force density within the scope of simulation method (as commented in the introduction). This method is based on studying a mesh that simulates a membrane which is in equilibrium when subjected to forces. Given that the mesh is not a continuous surface, but a set of bars, the forces applied to the mesh are assumed applied to the …Read More

Searching for form

Searching form (“form-finding”) of a tensostructure1 is one of the basic tasks in the design of tensile structures: those made with membranes, cables, belts, etc. Ensuring that the whole structure is in tension is not something immediate since we can easily meet with warped surfaces, wrinkles even at rest under the load of self weight. According to actions which are always in one direction (pneumatic structures, structures with heavy surfaces, …Read More