Spherical Mechanisms, Origami
Origami has been previously utilized in design to create deployable systems. Action origami, origami designed to move, has the ability to deploy to a larger state and have motion in the deployed state. The majority of action origami achieves motion through coupled systems of spherical mechanisms. An origami vertex, the point at which folds converge, is shown to be equivalent to a spherical change-point mechanism. A position analysis of an origami vertex is presented, resulting in a relationship between input and output angles as well as the path of the coupler link. A method for analyzing coupled systems of repeated spherical mechanisms is proposed and demonstrated using two examples. Better understanding the kinematics of action origami increases the
Original Publication Citation
Bowen, L.A., Baxter, W.L., Magleby, S.P., Howell, L.L., “A Position Analysis of Coupled Spherical Mechanisms in Action Origami,” Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 77, pp. 13-24, DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.02.006, 2014.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bowen, Landen A.; Baxter, L. A.; Magleby, Spencer P.; and Howell, Larry L., "A Position Analysis of Coupled Spherical Mechanisms in Action Origami" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1555.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is the author's submitted version of this article. The definitive version can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094114X14000445. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.02.006.
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