One-DOF superimposed rigid origami with multiple states

Liu, Xiang, Gattas, Joseph M. and Chen, Yan (2016) One-DOF superimposed rigid origami with multiple states. Scientific Reports, 6 36883. doi:10.1038/srep36883


Author Liu, Xiang
Gattas, Joseph M.
Chen, Yan
Title One-DOF superimposed rigid origami with multiple states
Journal name Scientific Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2045-2322
Publication date 2016-11-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/srep36883
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Start page 36883
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract Origami-inspired engineering design is increasingly used in the development of self-folding structures. The majority of existing self-folding structures either use a bespoke crease pattern to form a single structure, or a universal crease pattern capable of forming numerous structures with multiple folding steps. This paper presents a new approach whereby multiple distinct, rigid-foldable crease patterns are superimposed in the same sheet such that kinematic independence and 1-DOF mobility of each individual pattern is preserved. This is enabled by the cross-crease vertex, a special configuration consisting of two pairs of collinear crease lines, which is proven here by means of a kinematic analysis to contain two independent 1-DOF rigid-foldable states. This enables many new origami-inspired engineering design possibilities, with two explored in depth: the compact folding of non-flat-foldable structures and sequent folding origami that can transform between multiple states without unfolding.
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