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dc.contributor.advisorGeorge Barbastathis.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStellman, Paul Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-10T16:54:21Z
dc.date.available2007-01-10T16:54:21Z
dc.date.copyright2006en_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/35639
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 85-88).en_US
dc.description.abstractNanostructured Origami is a manufacturing process that folds nanopatterned thin films into a desired 3D shape. This process extends the properties of 3D design and connectivity found in origami artwork to the bulk fabrication of 3D nanostructures. Our technique is a two-step procedure that first patterns the devices in 2D and then folds the membranes to the final 3D shape along pre-defined creases. This thesis describes theoretical methods that have been developed to model the actuation of origami devices. The background of origami mathematics and advances in robotics are presented in the context of modeling Nanostructured Origami. Unfolding of single-vertex origami is discussed, and an algorithm is implemented to calculate the unfolding trajectories of several devices. Another contribution of this thesis is the presentation of a methodology for modeling the dynamics of two classes of origami: accordion origamis and single-vertex origamis. The forward dynamics and equilibrium analysis of a useful bridge structure and the corner cube origami are simulated. The response of a model of an experimental actuation technique is well-behaved, and it is shown that the final folded state of these devices is at a stable equilibrium.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Paul Steven Stellman.en_US
dc.format.extent88 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent3321660 bytes
dc.format.extent3325284 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleKinematic and dynamic modeling of Nanostructured Origamien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc76702311en_US


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