This paper is an experimental and numerical investigation of the elastic decay of localised actuation in a tubular engineering origami system. A numerical model of a Miura-ori tube subject to localised actuation is developed, using experimentally determined material properties, and verified by comparing against a locally actuated experimental model. Results indicate that the ratio between the facet and folds stiffness influences the distance over which localised actuation decays in Miura-ori tubes. Furthermore, a `spring-back' effect is observed where an actuation causes an opposite sense deformation further along the tube.
|Title of host publication||Origami7|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME)|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Sep 2018|
|Event||The 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME) - Oxford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2018 → 7 Sep 2018
|Conference||The 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME)|
|Period||5/09/18 → 7/09/18|