Make your own free website on Tripod.com

A Tensegrity Technology: Revision History

Back to A Technology for Designing Tensegrity Domes and Spheres

07Jun07 In the Summary of Research Results note that the truss technology is similar to one Snelson formulated (not identical).
11Oct05 In the Form-Finding Technology section, replace '+/-' with '±' and '>=' with '≥'.
10Oct05 Add link to PDF version. In bio, refer more specifically to Gamesville.com rather than Lycos.com. Replace 'v' with 'ν' throughout where appropriate. Tidy up HTML.
08Jul05 Restore inadvertently removed dome picture at top of file. Add link to VRML model.
07Jul05 Remove hit counter. Change back link from ../index.htm to ../index.html.
27Jun05 Substitute Burkhardt04 for Roth81 (Roth, B. and W. Whiteley, "Tensegrity Frameworks", Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 265, No. 2, 1981, pp. 419-446). Over the years, my recollection confused their axiomatic treatment with the nonlinear programming approach. There must be connections between the two. How do their findings on member forces correlate with mine?
05Jan05 Add comment noting POV-Ray source file name for header image. Add subject to email address.
07Oct04 Update Burkhardt94 reference to Burkhardt04. Eliminate Fuller82 reference and use the term polylateral rather than polyvertexion. Mention Snelson's original development of the planar truss. Refer to member forces rather than stresses and exogenous loads rather than external loads. Use improved version of initial dome ray trace with fewer jaggies. Specify correct size for Figure Tripods.
08Jun04 Add Emmerich88 to the references and refer to it when discussing Related Technologies.
11May04 Replace graphics for Figures Oct6vtri and Tripods with clearer versions. Revise explanatory text accompanying Figure Tripods. Replace incorrect reference to Tripods with correct reference to Oct6vtri. In Section 2.3, clarify the description of how the complete tendon grid is developed from a single-layer tensegrity sphere supported by embedded tripods.
03Mar04 Reposition existing back link and add another to revision history. Add link to Synergetics Gallery and back links to Website Index.
03Oct03 Qualify list of applications as a preliminary result of brain-storming. Minor HTML revisions to clarify paragraphing and bring captions closer to their corresponding figures. Added an introductory remark to the NSF panel coments and an analysis at the bottom to indicate the average of the total scores given by the NSF respondents.
27Jan03 Revise bio to include Gamesville.com.
19Jan03 Add link to A Practical Guide to Tensegrity Design.
07Jan03 Add meta tag to describe encoding.
31Aug00 Add img alt descriptions. Double link section headers to TOC. Polish HTML.
16Apr00 Add description meta and img dimensions.
20Oct99 Correct small typo. Use new POV-Ray rendering for initial picture. Eliminate ref to Digital wrt Alpha chip.
04Oct99 Add reference to "Beyond the Cube".
22Sep99 Use POV-Ray rendering for initial picture of V10 dome. Original Mesa OpenGL rendering retained for second picture.
26Jul99 Substitute "ethereality" where "ephemerality" used to be.
26Apr99 Substitute other wording for ephemeral.
29Mar99 Started revision history. Separated out dome truncations and added shell truncations in research results. Added refugee/hiker shelters and music performance shells to applications.

Back to A Technology for Designing Tensegrity Domes and Spheres

Valid HTML 4.0!