Thickness-utilizing deployable hard stops for origami-based design applications
deployable, origami-based design, origami, mechanical engineering, hard stops
This work develops and presents design concepts and models of thickness-utilizing deployable hard stops (ThUDS) which can be incorporated into origami-based design applications to provide stability in specific fold states. A ThUDS, like a lamina-emergent mechanism, emerges from a flat state and can reside within a sheet. A variety of planar and spherical ThUDS configurations are developed and presented, using diagrams, equations, and prototypes. Examples of ThUDS applications are given and attributes are discussed. Considerations for the design of a ThUDS are discussed. This work outlines how a ThUDS can maintain foldability while improving stability and utilizing thickness. Parameter values for prototypes are also given for reader reproduction.
Original Publication Citation
Andrews, D.W., Magleby, S.P., Howell, L.L., “Thickness-Utilizing Deployable Hard Stops for Origami-Based Design Applications,” Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 395-410, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-11-395- 2020, 2020.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Andrews, David W.; Magleby, Spencer P.; and Howell, Larry L., "Thickness-utilizing deployable hard stops for origami-based design applications" (2023). Faculty Publications. 6569.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
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