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Publication - Mr Steven Grey

    Local Actuation of Tubular Origami


    Grey, S, Scarpa, F & Schenk, M, 2018, ‘Local Actuation of Tubular Origami’. in: Origami7: Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME).


    This paper is an experimental and numerical investigation of the elastic decay of localised actuation in a tubular engineering origami system. A numerical model of a Miura-ori tube subject to localised actuation is developed, using experimentally determined material properties, and verified by comparing against a locally actuated experimental model. Results indicate that the ratio between the facet and folds stiffness influences the distance over which localised actuation decays in Miura-ori tubes. Furthermore, a `spring-back' effect is observed where an actuation causes an opposite sense deformation further along the tube.

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