Analysis of the bending properties of a Miura Ori origami

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Analysis of the bending properties of a Miura Ori origami

Type: Master thesis
Title: Analysis of the bending properties of a Miura Ori origami
Author: Botto, Margherita
Issue Date: 2017-03-10
Keywords: Metamaterials
Origami
Stiffness
Mechanics
Abstract: In this thesis we investigate the effects of bending on a Miura Ori Origami sheet. In particular we are going to analyse a simplified version, a single stripe made by a row of unit cells. We will investigate how the bending stiffness and the curvature at the surface are changing with the variation of the fold angle of the structure and with the application of an external force. We investigate the curvature by scanning the samples with a 3D scanner and then analysing the data. To probe the bending stiffness, we use an Instron, a uniaxial compression device.
Supervisor: van Hecke, Martin
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department: Physics (Master)
Specialisation: Biological and Soft Matter Physics
ECTS Credits: 3
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/46923
 

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