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Keeping it Together: Interleaved Kirigami Extension Assembly

Wang, X and Guest, SD and Kamien, RD (2019) Keeping it Together: Interleaved Kirigami Extension Assembly. Physical Review X. ISSN 2160-3308

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Abstract

Traditional origami structures can be continuously deformed back to a flat sheet of paper, while traditional kirigami requires glue or seams in order to maintain its rigidity. In the former, non-trivial geometry can be created through overfolding paper while, in the latter, the paper topology is modified. Here we propose a hybrid approach that relies upon overlapped flaps that create in-plane compression resulting in the formation of "virtual" elastic shells. Not only are these structures self-supporting, but they have colossal load-to-weight ratios of order 10000.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cond-mat.mtrl-sci cond-mat.mtrl-sci cond-mat.soft
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 20:05
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 07:09
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.10.011013