Parametrisation and application of cube and eggbox-type folded geometries

Xie, Ruikang, Chen, Yan and Gattas, Joseph M. (2015) Parametrisation and application of cube and eggbox-type folded geometries. International Journal of Space Structures, 30 2: 99-110. doi:10.1260/0266-3511.30.2.99

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Author Xie, Ruikang
Chen, Yan
Gattas, Joseph M.
Title Parametrisation and application of cube and eggbox-type folded geometries
Journal name International Journal of Space Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0956-0599
Publication date 2015-09-09
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1260/0266-3511.30.2.99
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 99
End page 110
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract There exist several kirigami, or non-developable folded plate patterns that share the most useful properties of the widely-used Miura-ori pattern, namely rigid-foldability, a tessellated unit geometry, and constituent elements composed of a single parallelogram plate. This paper first presents parametrisations of five such patterns, two cube-type and three eggbox-type, consistent with that previously developed for Miura-type patterns. For each pattern, the parametrisation establishes relationships between crease pattern, volumetric, and kinematic parameters. Along with the Miura-type patterns, these geometries form a set termed parallelogram-plate folded geometries and together they suggest a range of interesting structural engineering applications. This paper discusses two applications specifically enabled by the new parametrisations: space frame synthesis and hierarchical sandwich panels.
Keyword Rigid foldable origami
Folded sandwich structures
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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