Deployment simulation of Miura-origami membrane structures

Jianguo Cai, Zheng Ren, Yifan Ding, Jian Feng, Xiaowei Deng, Wu Zhou, Yixiang Xu

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Abstract

In recent years, with the development of the space industry, thin film reflector structures have the feature of lightweight, high compact ratio, easy to fold and unfold and so on. Its form has received wide attention from researchers and a broad application prospect. In this paper, the nonlinear finite element software ABAQUS was used to carry out the numerical simulation of the deployment of membrane structures based on Miura-ori, by taking advantage of the variable Poisson's ratio model to revise the stress distribution of membrane elements. Then the uniaxial tension tests were carried out to study the material properties of the polyimide film. The effective elastic modulus was used to simulate the crease of the membrane. The deployment of a membrane structure based on Miura origami pattern was studied. Moreover, effects of some parameters, such as the number of loading nodes and the loading rate on the numerical results were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 21 Aug 201624 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5B-2016

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period21/08/1624/08/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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