Special Issue "Tensegrity and Its Application to Construction and Engineering"

A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Gómez-Jáuregui Valentín
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Guest Editor
Research Group EgiCAD, School of Civil Engineering, Geographical Engineering and Graphic Expression Techniques, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
Interests: tensegrity; structures; BIM; CAD; augmented reality; virtual reality
Dr. Julien Averseng
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Guest Editor
Research group SiGEco, Laboratory of Mechanics and Civil Engineering, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: tensegrity structures; deployable systems; dynamics; numerical modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For many years, tensegrity structures have been a promising field of research for many engineers, architects, scientists, and technicians. Researchers around the world have spread their potential and advantages that are related to their lightweight, deployability, efficiency, transparency, etc. However, their applications have not yet fulfilled the expectatives created by many papers, communications, projects, and proposals. In recent years, new investigations have been carried out to fill this empty space representing application and usability. Despite the recent advances in the development and application of technological solutions, we can not see tensegrity solutions being implemented in the near future.

This Special Issue focuses on the most recent advances that have contributed to the application of tensegrity structures in the fields of construction and engineering. It will gather the most recent advances in the field and will give current responses about the potential of these kinds of structures. Contributions may include recent projects in architecture, construction or engineering, development of practical models, laboratory and field applications, analyses of safety issues related to building tensegrity structures, etc.

The potential topics for this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • State-of-the-art techniques to assess safety in the analysis and/or construction of tensegrity structures.
  • State-of-the-art research on tensegrity and its application in construction and engineering projects.
  • State-of-the-art advances in robotics that could be applied to tensegrity structures in architecture and construction.
  • Innovative solutions for the construction industry.
  • Structural applications to assess the design and building processes of tensegrity solutions.
  • Health and safety monitoring on tensegrities
  • Software applications for form-finding, calculation, analysis, and representation of lightweight cable-strut structures.
  • Proposals for applications for new or already existing tensegrity structures.
  • Immersive technologies for visualizing tensegrity structures by means of novel representation techniques (e.g., augmented/virtual/mixed reality, digital twins, etc.).
  • New materials based on tensegrity principles and their application in construction.

We hope you will contribute your high-quality research, and we look forward to reading your valuable contributions.

Kind regards,
Dr. Gómez-Jáuregui Valentín
Dr. Julien Averseng
Guest Editors

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