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An extended family of rigidly foldable origami tubes

Abstract:

Rigidly foldable origami tubes with open ends have been reported in the past. Here using a mechanism construction process, we show that these tubes can be used as building blocks to form new tubes that are rigidly foldable with a single degree of freedom. A combination process is introduced, together with a possibility of inserting new facets into an existing tube. The approach can be applied to both single and multi-layered tubes with a straight or curved profile. Our work provides designers...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1115/1.4035559

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Department:
Magdalen College
Publisher:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
021002
Publication date:
2017-04-05
Acceptance date:
2016-12-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1942-4310
ISSN:
1942-4302
Pubs id:
pubs:686673
URN:
uri:6ac0a62f-8f9a-41f7-bcb2-197236f4a863
UUID:
uuid:6ac0a62f-8f9a-41f7-bcb2-197236f4a863
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pubs:686673

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