Volume 124, Number 5, December 2018
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology|
|Published online||27 December 2018|
Slender origami with complex 3D folding shapes
1 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University - Boston, MA 02115, USA
2 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Received: 27 July 2018
Accepted: 21 November 2018
One-dimensional slender bodies can be deformed or shaped into spatially complex curves relatively easily due to their inherent compliance. However, traditional methods of fabricating complex spatial shapes are cumbersome, prone to error accumulation and not amenable to elegant programmability. In this letter, we introduce a one-dimensional origami based on attaching Miura-ori that can fold into various programmed two- or three-dimensional shapes. We study the out-of-plane displacement characteristics of this origami and demonstrate with examples, design of slender bodies that conform to programmed complex spatial curves. Our study provides a new, accurate, and single actuation solution of shape programmability.
PACS: 81.05.Zx – New materials: theory, design, and fabrication / 81.16.Dn – Self-assembly / 02.40.Yy – Geometric mechanics
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