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Origami folding: A structural engineering approach

Schenk, M and Guest, SD (2016) Origami folding: A structural engineering approach. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, 2010-7-13 to 2010-7-17 pp. 291-303.. (Unpublished)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 inter- esting 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 sti - ness 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 20:02
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 10:25