Origami, origami-based engineering, ballistic barrier, bulletproof origami, deployable structure, thick origami
This paper demonstrates how recent developments in origami crease pattern adaptation, surrogate folds, and thickness accommodation techniques enabled development of an origami-based deployable ballistic barrier. The barrier crease pattern was employed using the membrane-fold technique for surrogate folds and to assist in thickness accommodation. A proof-of-concept barrier was fabricated and tested, demonstrating ballistic resistance, a large deployment ratio, and rapid deployment times.
Original Publication Citation
Seymour, K., Burrow, D., Avila, A., Bateman, T., Morgan, D.C., Magleby, S.P., Howell, L.L., “Origami-Based Deployable Ballistic Barrier” Origami7, Vol. 3, pp. 763-778, Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, Oxford, UK, Sept 5-7, 2018.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Seymour, Kenny; Burrow, Dakota; Avila, Alex; Bateman, Terri; Morgan, David C.; Magleby, Spencer P.; and Howell, Larry L., "Origami-Based Deployable Ballistic Barrier" (2018). All Faculty Publications. 2981.
Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Origami^7: Volume 3 - Engineering One; ISBN-10: 1911093916