Finite Element Analysis of a Novel Tensegrity-Based Vibratory Platform


  • Wen-Hsiang Hsieh Department of Automation Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan, ROC
  • Chen-Ji Pan Department of Automation Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan, ROC
  • Yen-Chun Hsieh Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, ROC



tensegrity, vibratory platform, vibratory conveyor, IronCAD, finite element analysis


The study aims to conduct the finite element analysis (FEA) of a novel tensegrity-based vibratory platform by using IronCAD software. and analyze its deformation under external forces to verify if the platform can generate the required advancing motion. Firstly, the structure and operating principles of the proposed platform are introduced. Subsequently, individual parts are created using IronCAD software and assembled to form a solid model of the entire platform. Finally, employing Multiphysics for IronCAD, FEA is conducted to analyze the platform’s displacement under different external forces, as well as to examine its natural frequencies and mode shapes. The simulation results indicate that the proposed platform effectively moves a part in a specified direction. Additionally, the maximum stress remains below the yield strength. Moreover, the mode shapes corresponding to the initial 3 natural frequencies contribute to the advancing motion.


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How to Cite

Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, Chen-Ji Pan, and Yen-Chun Hsieh, “Finite Element Analysis of a Novel Tensegrity-Based Vibratory Platform”, Int. j. eng. technol. innov., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 58–66, Jan. 2024.