Convex Triamond Regular Polyhedra Components
Many Convex Triamond Solids contain the following components. These components contain either irregular polygons of an 1:2:1:2: ... edge size ratio, or polygons of both edge size 1 and edge size 2. While these components are not Convex Triamond Solids themselves it is noteworthy to list them.
A Tetrahedron, Square Pyramid (J1), or Pentgonal Pyramid (J2) can be truncated into Triamond Frusta. A Hexagonal Pyramid with regular faces is flat thus a Triamond Hexagonal Frustum is flat.
The Triamond Triangular Frustum is a section shown in this Truncated Tetrahedron. The Triamond Square Frustum is a section shown in this Truncated Octahedron. The Triamond Pentagonal Frustum is a section shown in this Truncated Icosahedron.
Triamond Frusta 

Triamond Triangular Frustum  
Octahedron+(3)Tetrahedra or Truncated Tetrahedron   stel wrl switch 

Triamond Square Frustum  
(5)J1+(4)Tetrahedra or Truncated J1   stel wrl switch 


There are four Cupolas consisting of alternating Triamond and squares radiating around a central polygon.
The Bilateral Triamond Cupola is a section shown in this Hexagonal Prism. The Triangular Triamond Cupola is a section shown in this Truncated Octahedron. The Square Triamond Cupola is a section shown in this Truncated Cuboctahedron. The Pentagonal Triamond Cupola is a section shown in this Truncated Icosidodecahedron.
Triamond Cupolas 

Bilateral Triamond Cupola  
(3)Triangular Prisms or Stretched Triangular Prism   stel wrl switch 

Triangular Triamond Cupola  
(3)Octahedra+(3)J1+(10)Tetrahedra or Stretched J3   stel wrl switch 



There are two components that can be classed as wedges. The Stretched J1 Wedge is a section shown in this Truncated Tetrahedron.
There is a special wedge, the Stretched J2 Wedge. This wedge turns up on a few Convex Triamond solids. It contains a hexagon with edges of ratio 1:1:1:1:1:2. Its internal angles are 108°108°108°108°144°144°. It is interesting that 144° is the internal angle of a decagon. This wedge will cover the case when stretching a pentagon bilaterally into a hexagon.
Wedges 

Stretched J1 Wedge  
(2)J1+Tetrahedron or Stretched J1   stel wrl switch 


There are two figures containing Triamonds which can be considered Rotundas. Both are derived of a Truncated Icosahedron and if the two are joined make up the entire Truncated Icosahedron.
Regular Antiprisms can be stretched in an infinte number of infinite sets of Triamond Antiprisms. The faces which are stretch into Triamonds are the band of triangles on the perimeter of the antiprism. As a side effect the two parallel polygons of edge count N most often become irregular. In cases where not every triangle is stretched, the two N edged polygons that are also stretched become no longer an equal number of edges.
The number of ways one NAntiprism can be stretched is based on the factors of 2N. An 8Antiprism for instance, has factors of 16 which are 1, 2 ,4 and 8. Then an 8Antiprism can be stretched such that every triangle becomes a Triamond, or ever second triangle becomes a Triamond, every Fourth, or finally every Eighth.
There are at least three Triamond Antiprisms for every regular NAntiprism, since 2N can be divisible by at least 1, 2 or N. Because of the multitude of Triamond Antiprisms, a shorthand naming method must be devised. The shorthand for Triamond Antiprism can be TAP N,M where N is the polygon edge count for the regular antiprism, and M is the frequency of triangles around the edge band which are stretch. Then, for instance, the 4 Triamond Antiprisms that can be derived from and 8Antiprism would be TAP 8,1 , TAP 8,2 , TAP 8,4 , and TAP 8,8.
Triamond Antiprisms start at N=2 instead of N=3 as in regular antiprisms. This occurs because if each face of a tetrahedron is stretched into a Triamond, a Triamond Antiprism (TAP 2,1) results.
One artifact that was found, the TAP 4,4, is in the Stretched J17 Johnson Solid. Another one that was found in the Convex Triamond Solid study is the curious TAP 5,5. It can be found as a section of the Stretched Icosahedron (in the Platonic Section). Three other TAPs are modeled as examples, none of which have yet been found any Convex Triamond Solids.
Miscellaneous Triamond Antiprisms 






Every regular NAntiprism can be formed into a Triamond Antiprism by stretching every triangular face around the outer band. These prisms always have 2N faces around the perimeter and the major faces have an edge length pattern of 1:2:1:2...
The TAP 2,1 is a section shown in this Truncated Tetrahedron. The TAP 3,1 is a section shown in this Truncated Octahedron. TAP 5,1 is a section shown in this Truncated Icosahedron. The TAP 4,1 does not occur in any regular solid. The TAP 6,1 is the highest of the order which can contain only Triamonds and regular unit polygons but the cupolas covering it are flat (here).
Triamond Antiprisms of Order 1 






Every NAntiprisms can become a Triamond Antiprism by expanding every other triangle to a Triamond. In this set one major face becomes a regular polygon of edge count 2N while the other major face remains a regular polygon of edge count N. The N face will be of edge size 2. In the case of the TAP 2,2 , N equals 2 so one face is reduced to a line and is eliminated. The TAP 2,2 is actually a valid Convex Triamond Solid.
The TAP 2,2 section shown in this Tetrahedron. Actually Tap 2,2 is itself a Stretched Tetrahedron. The TAP 3,2 is a section shown in this Truncated Tetrahedron. The TAP 6,2 is the highest order which can contain only Triamonds and regular unit polygons but the Triamond Hexagonal Frustrum covering it is flat (here).
Triamond Prisms of Order 2 






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