Considering mechanical advantage in the design and actuation of an origami-based mechanism

Eric W. Wilcox, Adam Shrager, Landen Bowen, Mary Frecker, Paris Von Lockette, Timothy Simpson, Spencer Magleby, Robert J. Lang, Larry L. Howell

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Abstract

Increased interest in origami-based mechanisms has resulted in designers looking to them for solutions to engineering problems. Of particular interest is the ability to develop self-folding mechanisms that perform a pre-determined function in the presence of an applied field, requiring models that predict the mechanism's force-deflection behavior and actuation input needs. In order to assist in the design of such mechanisms, this paper presents a model of the mechanical advantage for origami-based forceps (Oriceps) and explores how modifying the parameters of the model affects their behavior. The model is used to predict the force output of Oriceps actuated in an applied magnetic field. The predictions of the model are validated through experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857137
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 5 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5B-2015

Other

OtherASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/2/158/5/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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