Keywords

Origami, origami-based engineering, ballistic barrier, bulletproof origami, deployable structure, thick origami

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2018-09-05

Publisher

Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Mechanical Engineering

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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