TIE ( Tensegrity Integration Element) for Rhino is a tool to design tensegrity structure system.
Tensegrity structure is composed by cable and strut. The cable of the structure is under tension and the structs are under compression.
Among Tensegrity structure system, Simplex and Rhombic system, were chosen to develop for this tool.
TIE is developed by RAL Team (Zhanpeng Liu and Professor Yun Kyu Yi) at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign.