Gradient origami metamaterials for programming out‐of‐plane curvatures

Hedayati, R., Roudbarian, N., Tahmasiyan, S. and Bodaghi, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0707-944X, 2023. Gradient origami metamaterials for programming out‐of‐plane curvatures. Advanced Engineering Materials: 2201838. ISSN 1438-1656

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Origami structures are a traditional Japanese art that have recently found their way into engineering applications due to their powerful capability to transform flat 2D structures into complex 3D structures along their creases. This has given a rise to their application as designer materials with unprecedented mechanical characteristics, also known as metamaterials. Herein, gradient Miura-ori origami metamaterials are introduced as a method to preprogram out-of-plane curvatures. Several types of unit cell distributions in the origami lattice structure including checkered, linear gradient, concave radial gradient, convex radial gradient, and striped are considered. The results show that these distributions of Miura-ori origami can create single- or double curvatures including twisting, saddling, bending, local inflation, local twisting, local bending, and wavy shapes, when the origami metamaterial is loaded in compression. All the Gaussian curvatures (negative, positive, and zero) can be achieved using the proposed models. The approach helps tailoring complex preprogrammed surface geometries by employing linearly varying gradient distributions of Miura-ori origami.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Advanced Engineering Materials
Creators: Hedayati, R., Roudbarian, N., Tahmasiyan, S. and Bodaghi, M.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 21 February 2023
ISSN: 1438-1656
Rights: © 2023 The Authors. Advanced Engineering Materials published by Wiley-VCH GmbH. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 05 May 2023 08:40
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 08:40

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