Design of hierarchical structures for synchronized deformations

Seifi, H, Rezaee Javan, A, Ghaedizadeh, A, Shen, J, Xu, S and Xie, Y 2017, 'Design of hierarchical structures for synchronized deformations', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 41183, pp. 1-7.

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Title Design of hierarchical structures for synchronized deformations
Author(s) Seifi, H
Rezaee Javan, A
Ghaedizadeh, A
Shen, J
Xu, S
Xie, Y
Year 2017
Journal name Scientific Reports
Volume number 7
Article Number 41183
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Publisher Nature
Abstract In this paper we propose a general method for creating a new type of hierarchical structures at any level in both 2D and 3D. A simple rule based on a rotate-and-mirror procedure is introduced to achieve multi-level hierarchies. These new hierarchical structures have remarkably few degrees of freedom compared to existing designs by other methods. More importantly, these structures exhibit synchronized motions during opening or closure, resulting in uniform and easily-controllable deformations. Furthermore, a simple analytical formula is found which can be used to avoid collision of units of the structure during the closing process. The novel design concept is verified by mathematical analyses, computational simulations and physical experiments.
Subject Structural Engineering
Keyword(s) Negative poissons ratio
Auxetic behavior
DOI - identifier 10.1038/srep41183
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