The Evolutionary Mechanism of Unit Cell: Parameterizations of Polyhedron Sandwich Structure Based on Rigid Origami

  • Hao Qiu
  • Yicong GaoEmail author
  • Yixiong Feng
  • Hao Zheng
  • Jianrong Tan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 809)


As the advantages of foldable or deployable structures are being discovered, research into origami engineering has attracted more focus from engineers. With computer aided design and parameterized modeling techniques, some computational origami design methods have been developed. Most of these methods focus on the problem of origami crease pattern design—the problem of determining a crease pattern to realize a specified origami final shape, but do not provide computational solutions to actually developing a shape that meets some design performance criteria. This paper presents a parameterization method of unit cell for N-1 type base patterns. Then, a computational design method of polyhedron sandwich structure is proposed and the polyhedron sandwich structure will be designed to satisfy geometric, functional, and foldability requirements. All parameterizations are validated by comparison with physical prototypes and compiled into a MATLAB Toolbox for subsequent work.


Origami Unit cell Parameterization Polyhedron sandwich structure 



This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51675477, 51775489), the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. LZ18E050001, LQ14G020004), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 2018FZA4001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hao Qiu
    • 1
  • Yicong Gao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yixiong Feng
    • 1
  • Hao Zheng
    • 1
  • Jianrong Tan
    • 1
  1. 1.The State Key Laboratory of CAD&CGZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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