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On the shape of bistable creased strips

Walker, MG and Seffen, KA (2017) On the shape of bistable creased strips. Thin-Walled Structures, 124. pp. 538-545. ISSN 0263-8231

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We investigate the bistable behaviour of folded thin strips bent along their central crease. Making use of a simple Gauss mapping, we describe the kinematics of a hinge and facet model, which forms a discrete version of the bistable creased strip. The Gauss mapping technique is then generalised for an arbitrary number of hinge lines, which become the generators of a developable surface as the number becomes large. Predictions made for both the discrete model and the creased strip match experimental results well. This study will contribute to the understanding of shell damage mechanisms; bistable creased strips may also be used in novel multistable systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creasing folding snap-through bistable localisation origami
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2018 20:14
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 06:00
DOI: 10.1016/j.tws.2017.12.033