Development of newly designed ultra-light core structures

Taketoshi Nojima, Kazuya Saito

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By folding a thin flat sheet with periodically set slits or punched out portions into the third dimension, ultra-lightweight strong and functional core models are newly devised. The basic idea of this modeling arises from the application of origami technique to engineering. Based on the space filling models, fundamental flat cores and skew type sponge cores have been newly developed. By applying these models, such modified core models as curved cores and 3D honeycomb core are newly devised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalJSME International Journal, Series A: Solid Mechanics and Material Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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