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ME85-lecture7 - Tensegrity What is tensegrity? "The word...

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Tensegrity What is tensegrity? "The word 'tensegrity' is a contraction of 'tensional integrity.‘ Tensegrity describes the integrity of structures as being based on a synergy between balanced tension and compression components. - Richard Buckminster Fuller (exerpt from Synergetics, p. 372.)
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Living Cells Act Consistently With Tensegrity Model A research team from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Boston University has developed new measurement technologies confirming that living cells exhibit behavior consistent with the hypothesis known as the "tensegrity" model. Tensegrity architecture provides a structure, such as a living cell, with the ability to resist distortion of shape when a mechanical stress is applied to it. The findings appear in today's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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(a) Cell model (b) Cytoskeleton (c) Actin filaments (d) Intermediate filaments
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The system is completely constrained, and determinate, though the square GHIJ is not rigid.
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Lecture 7 Frames and Machines Objectives: Static Analysis of Frames and Machines
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course C 85 taught by Professor Papadopoulos during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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