Log In    |    Join IASS    |    Online Journal    |    Proceedings    |    Directory    |    Events    |    News

On-line Journal of the IASS

Vol. 53 (2012) No. 4 December n. 174

Rigid Foldable Cylinders and Cells

< Table of Contents for Vol. 53 (2012) No. 4 December n. 174
  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 53 (2012) No. 4 December n. 174
  • Pages: 217-226
  • Title: Rigid Foldable Cylinders and Cells
  • Author(s): T. Tachi and K. Miura
  • Keywords: origami, deployable structure, rigid-foldable structure, cellular structure, honeycomb
In this paper, we present newly explored families of rigid-foldable cylinders and the cellular structures constructed from these cylinders; the families include zonogon extrusion cells, bi-directionally flat-foldable cells, and a novel type of cells, i.e., woven cylinder cells. We show the geometry of such structures to demonstrate their validity, their parametric design method, and their kinetic behaviors. These types of structures exhibit continuous rigid-foldability as well as flat-foldability in one or two directions; further, they have different kinetic properties that are potentially applicable for different purposes. The newly proposed woven cylinder cellular structure is a bi-directionally flat-foldable one-DOF rigid-foldable structure and has a distinctive geometric property: structural stiffness against compression in one of three directions.

Read the complete article (pdf) (requires membership or subscription)
© IASS All rights reserved.
IASS · CEDEX - Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales · C/ Alfonso XII, 3 · 28014 Madrid, Spain     tel. 34 91 335-7409; fax: 335-7422
Site Design & Programming
by World Design Group, Inc.