Matrices for Deployable Structures

  • Sergio Pellegrino
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 412)


In any structure the equilibrium matrix A relates the vector of generalised stresses σ to the vector of generalised loads l by the linear equations of equilibrium


Beam Element Global Coordinate System Cable Tension Cable Force Flexibility Matrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Pellegrino
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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