Our group focus on studying the mechanics of folded thin-sheet structures on various scales. We studies modeling techniques, fabrication methods, and unique mechanical behaviors of such structures. Here are a list of ongoing projects:
(1) Functional Small Scale Actuators with Origami Inspired Structures
(2) Behavior of Curved-Crease Origami Structures
- Woodruff, S.R., and Filipov, E.T. (2020). A bar and hinge model formulation for structural analysis of curved-crease origami. (Submitted)
- Woodruff, S.R., and Filipov, E.T. (2020). Curved creases redistribute global bending stiffness in corrugations: theory and experimentation. Meccanica. (In Press) Link & PDF
- Woodruff, S.R., and Filipov, E.T. (2018). Structural Analysis of Curved Folded Deployables. ASCE Earth and Space, Cleveland, OH. Link
(3) Using Tunable Origami for Active Energy Absorption
The research team of this project acknowledge funding from the ZF Automotive Research Award and the Office of Naval Research (Grant N00014-18-1-2015). J.R. acknowledges support from the SURE program at the University of Michigan.
(4) Bistable Behavior of Oirigami Hypar
- E. T. Filipov, M Redoutey. (2018) Mechanical characteristics of the bistable origami hypar, Extreme Mechanics Letters 25, 16-26.
(1) Origami inspired tubular structures