Issue 12, 2021

Tailoring the multistability of origami-inspired, buckled magnetic structures via compression and creasing

Abstract

Origami-inspired multistable structures are gaining increasing interest because of their potential applications in fields ranging from deployable structures to reconfigurable microelectronics. The multistability of such structures is critical for their applications but is challenging to manipulate due to the highly nonlinear deformations and complex configurations of the structures. Here, a comprehensive experimental and computational study is reported to tailor the multistable states of origami-inspired, buckled ferromagnetic structures and their reconfiguration paths. Using ribbon structures as an example, a design phase diagram is constructed as a function of the crease number and compressive strain. As the crease number increases from 0 to 7, the number of distinct stable states first increases and then decreases. The multistability is also shown to be actively tuned by varying the strain from 0% to 40%. Furthermore, analyzing energy barriers for reconfiguration among the stable states reveals dynamic changes in reconfiguration paths with increasing strains. Guided by studies above, diverse examples are designed and demonstrated, from programmable structure arrays to a soft robot. These studies lay out the foundation for the rational design of functional, multistable structures.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring the multistability of origami-inspired, buckled magnetic structures via compression and creasing

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Article information

Article type
Communication
Submitted
19 Jul 2021
Accepted
09 Sep 2021
First published
09 Sep 2021

Mater. Horiz., 2021,8, 3324-3333

Tailoring the multistability of origami-inspired, buckled magnetic structures via compression and creasing

Y. Li, S. J. Avis, T. Zhang, H. Kusumaatmaja and X. Wang, Mater. Horiz., 2021, 8, 3324 DOI: 10.1039/D1MH01152A

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