Creating complex spatial objects from a flat sheet of material using origami folding techniques has attracted attention in science and engineering. In the present work, we employ geometric properties of partially folded zigzag strips to better describe the kinematics of the known zigzag/herringbone-base folded sheet metamaterials such as the Miura-ori. Inspired by the kinematics of a one-degree of freedom zigzag strip, we introduce a class of cellular folded sheet mechanical metamaterials comprising different scales of zigzag strips in which the class of the patterns combines origami folding techniques with kirigami. Employing both analytical and numerical models, we study the key mechanical properties of the folded materials. Particularly, we show that, depending on the geometry, these materials exhibit both negative and positive in-plane Poisson's ratio. By expanding the design space of the Miura-ori, our class of patterns is potentially appropriate for a wide range of applications, from mechanical metamaterials to deployable structures at both small and large scales.
- Pub Date:
- September 2015
- Condensed Matter - Materials Science
- We have changed the presentation in the previous version by changing the title, abstract, and adding new sections. However, the results of the previous version remained unchanged