Design and foldability of Miura-based cylindrical origami structures

Published on Feb 1, 2021in Thin-walled Structures4.033
· DOI :10.1016/J.TWS.2020.107311
Yuntong Du1
Estimated H-index: 1
(EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne),
Thomas Keller45
Estimated H-index: 45
(EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
+ 3 AuthorsJian Xiong28
Estimated H-index: 28
(HIT: Harbin Institute of Technology)
Abstract A methodology for designing cylindrical origami with different patterns and different cross-sectional shapes is presented. Planar and cylindrical origami with curved-crease patterns are designed and proved to be foldable and developable regardless of the type of crease line. Specifically, cylindrical origami structures with arc-Miura pattern and circular cross section, arc pattern and circular cross section, arc-Miura pattern and triangular cross section, arc pattern and triangular cross section are designed. The relationships between the two-dimensional (2D) crease lines in a sheet and three-dimensional (3D) spatial origami structures are derived. Fabrications of cylindrical origami by a folding process are performed to validate the design theory for 2D crease lines. This work paves the way for applications for cylindrical origami in engineering, such as energy absorption.
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