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Equilibrium and stability of tensegrity structures: A convex analysis approach

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  • In this paper, tensegrity structures are modeled by introducing suitable energy convex functions. These allow to enforce both ideal and non-ideal constraints, gathering compatibility, equilibrium, and stability problems, as well as their duality relationships, in the same functional framework. Arguments of convex analysis allow to recover consistently a number of basic results, as well as to formulate new interpretations and analysis criterions.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: 74G65, 74G99, 70E50, 52A41, 52A41.


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