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Open-Section Origami Beams for Energy Absorption

Li, Yang and You, Zhong (2019) Open-Section Origami Beams for Energy Absorption. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 157-158 . pp. 741-757. ISSN 0020-7403. doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2019.05.006.

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A series of novel open-section beams employing origami geometries were developed. These beams overcame the Brazier's effect, and they can provide more constant bending resistance and overall higher energy absorption than conventional open-section beams. Numerical simulations and experiments were used to validate these designs and showed that properly designed origami beams can achieve 23.0%-40.0% higher energy absorption and 12.7%-20.7% lower load uniformity than conventional beams under quasi-static loading.

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Li, Yang0000-0002-4939-8174
You, Zhong0000-0002-5286-7218
Additional Information:© 2019 Published by Elsevier. Received 12 December 2018, Revised 25 April 2019, Accepted 3 May 2019, Available online 3 May 2019.
Subject Keywords:Energy absorption; Origami; Beams; the Brazier's effect
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Official Citation:Yang Li, Zhong You, Open-section origami beams for energy absorption, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Volumes 157–158, 2019, Pages 741-757, ISSN 0020-7403, (
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:03 May 2019 20:28
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