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Exploration of the Deployability and Structural Efficiency of a Simpli ed Tensegrity Bridge

Author/​Artist:
Tan, Melody [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Glisic, Branko [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
66 pages
Restrictions note:
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note:
In order to contribute to the improvement of rescue efforts in the event of natural disasters, the objective of this thesis is to design, build, and structurally analyze a small-scale prototype of a deployable bridge structure which uses principles of a structural form known as tensegrity. This simplified deployable tensegrity module aims to use less actuators and a simpler deployment process than previous deployable tensegrity designs, and serve as a basis for possible future deployable tensegrity bridge designs of larger scale.