A toy-inspired kirigami pattern and its kinematic performance by applying mechanisms and machine theory

Lin, Weiwei, Chen, Kunjing, Gao, Yuan, Chen, Aihua, Yang, Fufu and Feng, Huijuan (2021) A toy-inspired kirigami pattern and its kinematic performance by applying mechanisms and machine theory. Mechanical Sciences, 12 (2). pp. 933-943. ISSN 2191-9151

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-12-933-2021


Origami that can form various shapes by setting simple creases on the paper and folding along these creases has a lot of applications from the fields of art to engineering. The inverse problem of origami that determines the distribution of creases based on the desired shape is very complicated. In this paper, we use theoretical kinematics to systematically analyse an inverse folding problem of a toy about how to fold a piece of paper into a disc through a smaller hole without breaking it. The results show that some four-crease and six-crease patterns can achieve the expected function, and they can be easily folded with 1 degree of freedom (DOF). It not only opens up a new way to solve the inverse folding problem but also helps students to understand mechanisms and machine theory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Financial support: This research has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 51905101), the Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (grant no. 2019J01209), and the Fuzhou University (2021 First-class Undergraduate Course Construction).
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 13:23
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 13:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47417

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