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Title: Exploration of the Deployability and Structural Efficiency of a Simpli ed Tensegrity Bridge
Authors: Tan, Melody
Advisors: Glisic, Branko
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 66 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2000-2017

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