A plane linkage and its tessellation for deployable structure

Chen, Xuesong, Feng, Huijuan, Ma, Jiayao and Chen, Yan (2019) A plane linkage and its tessellation for deployable structure. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 142. p. 103605. ISSN 0094-114X

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Abstract

Deployable structures are widely used in space applications such as solar arrays and antennas. Recently, inspired by origami, more deployable structures have been developed. This paper outlined a novel design scheme for deployable structures by taking a plane linkage as an origami unit with a large deployable ratio. The mountain and valley (M-V) crease assignment and kinematics of the plane linkage were analyzed. Physical interference in the folding progress was discovered geometrically and resolved by the split-vertex technique. Finally, tessellation of the derived pattern was successfully used to create a large-deployable-ratio structure, which was found to exhibit considerable potential in future space applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deployable structure, Origami, Plane linkage, Tessellation
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 11:49
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2020 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43932

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