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Numerical and experimental investigation of 3D printed origami unit cells and cores for load resistance
Author(s): Mohamed Ali Emhmed Kshad; Hani E. Naguib
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Paper Abstract

Origami cores have the advantage of stiffness to weight ratio over conventional sandwich cores. The main idea of designing sandwich cores is to have low-density structure with high stiffness, that allows the sandwiches to withstand compression and impact loads. Recently, the implementation of origami cores in sandwich structures has attracted engineers to design and investigate different types of origami cores for compression and impact applications. Such cores can give the sandwich structure, high stiffness to weight ratio, and they can dissipate the incoming loads by high strain deformation. In this work, we study numerically and experimentally, two different origami configurations; the study investigates origami unit cells’ and cores’ stiffness and load resistance. Origami unit cells and cores are fabricated with fused deposition modeling. The results of the numerical simulation validated with the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10968, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XIII, 109680Q (29 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2514029
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Mohamed Ali Emhmed Kshad, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Hani E. Naguib, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10968:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XIII
Hani E. Naguib, Editor(s)

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