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Deployable membranes designed from folding tree leaves.

De Focatiis, DSA and Guest, SD (2002) Deployable membranes designed from folding tree leaves. Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci, 360. pp. 227-238. ISSN 1364-503X

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A simple model of deploying tree leaves is assembled in different arrangements to produce polygonal foldable membranes for use as deployable structures. One family of folding patterns exhibits a small strain mechanism, which is investigated. Variations on the basic arrangements can be used to fold membranes with a discretized curvature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algorithms Membranes Models, Biological Plant Leaves Trees
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:56
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 07:17
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2001.0928