EQUILIBRIUM MODEL / EXPERIMENT TEN
The model is an exploration between the relationship between a central sphere and a wooden plank. It is held in tension by two strings that are secured to the board. The different variations are achieved by exploring different positions of the sphere and plank, and different configurations and tightness by the tensile members.
Three rectangle-shaped holes are made to allow several iterations of the model. The tensile forces vary their positions according to the displacement chosen for the wooden plank and sphere.
The string keeps the sphere in tension and the sphere compresses the plank. In some cases, a second string holds the plank, keeping the model in position.
In order to keep the model in equilibrium, the strings’ tension is usually symmetrical and perpendicular to the composition.