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Origami Folding: A Structural Engineering Approach

Schenk, M and Guest, SD Origami Folding: A Structural Engineering Approach. In: 5th International conference on Origami in Science, Education and Mathematics, 2010-7-14 to 2010-7-15, Singapore pp. 293-305.. (Unpublished)

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In this paper we present a novel engineering application of Origami, using it for both the exibility and the rigidity the folding patterns provide. The proposed Folded Textured Sheets have several interesting mechanical properties. The folding patterns are modelled as a pin-jointed framework, which allows the use of established structural engineering methods to gain insight into the kinematics of the folded sheet. The kinematic analysis can be naturally developed into a stiffness matrix approach; by studying its softest eigenmodes, important deformations of a partially folded sheet can be found, which aids in the understanding of Origami sheets for engineering applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:11
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 14:39