Assessment of the impact of the number of girders on the dynamic behaviour of Geiger dome
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Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Al. Tysiaclecia Panstwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
Submission date: 2022-12-17
Acceptance date: 2022-12-22
Publication date: 2023-09-18
Archives of Civil Engineering 2023;3(3)
In this paper, the dynamic behaviour of the tensegrity domes is explored. The consideration includes all cable structures called Geiger domes, i.e., two cases of configurations (with a closed and open upper section) and two variants of the nature of a dome (regular and modified) are taken into account. Particularly, the impact of the number of girders on the natural frequencies is analysed. A geometrically quasi-linear model is used, implemented in an original program written in the Mathematica environment. The results confirmthat the number of girders affects the number of infinitesimal mechanisms. However, the dynamic behaviour does not depend on the number of mechanisms. The most important is the nature of a dome and the type of load-bearing girder. Especially, the behaviour of Geiger domes with a closed upper section is specific. In this case, not only the frequencies corresponding to the infinitesimal mechanisms depend on the prestress. There are additional frequencies that depend on prestress. The number of them, and the sensitivity on the initial prestress changes, depends on the number of girders. Generally, for the same number of girders, the natural frequencies of regular domes are higher than for the modified ones.
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