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  • Apr
    26

    TAM Seminar Series - Glaucio Paulino - Origami engineering: from deployable structures to configurational metamaterials

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM B211, Technological Institute

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    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    3:00pm - 4:00 pm

    Abstract
    We study the geometric mechanics of origami assemblages and investigate how geometry affects origami behavior and properties. Understanding origami from a structural standpoint can allow for conceptualizing and designing feasible applications across scales and disciplines of engineering. We review the basic mathematical rules of origami and use 3D-printed origami legos to illustrate those concepts. We then present an improved bar-and-hinge model to analyze the elastic stiffness, and estimate deformed shapes of origami – the model simulates three distinct behaviors: stretching and shearing of thin sheet panels; bending of flat panels; and bending along prescribed fold lines. We explore the stiffness of tubular origami and kirigami structures based on the Miura-ori folding pattern. A unique orientation for zipper coupling of rigidly foldable origami tubes substantially increases stiffness in higher order modes and permits only one flexible motion through which the structure can deploy. Deployment is permitted by localized bending along folds lines; however, other deformations are over-constrained (and engage the origami sheets in tension and compression). Furthermore, we couple compatible origami tubes into a variety of cellular assemblages including configurational metamaterials. We introduce origami tubes with polygonal cross-sections that can reconfigure into numerous geometries. The tubular structures satisfy the mathematical definitions for flat and rigid foldability, meaning that they can fully unfold from a flattened state with deformations occurring only at the fold lines. From a global viewpoint, the tubes do not need to be straight, and can be constructed to follow a non-linear curved line when deployed. From a local viewpoint, their cross-sections and kinematics can be reprogrammed by changing the direction of folding at some folds. The presentation concludes with a vision toward the field of origami engineering, including multifunctional origami, e.g. reconfigurable origami antennas.

    Biography
    Professor Paulino is the Raymond Allen Jones Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in January 2015, he was the Donald and Elizabeth Willett Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His seminal contributions in the area of computational mechanics include the development of methodologies to characterize the deformation and fracture behavior of existing and emerging materials and structural systems; topology optimization for large-scale multiscale/multiphysics problems; and deployable structures and origami engineering; the latter being the topic of his lecture. He received the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASCE (2004) and he is a fellow of USACM (2011), IACM (2012), and AAM (2015), and ASCE/EMI (2017). He received the 2014 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award from ASME; and the 2015 Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences, “which recognizes recently published PNAS papers of outstanding scientific excellence and originality.” He was the Shimizu Professor at Stanford Univ. in 2016 and the 2017 Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series Speaker. He is associate editor of the Journal of Optimization Theory & Applications, ASCE J. of Eng. Mechanics, and Mechanics Research Communications, and a regional editor of the International Journal of Fracture. His contributions to the permanent scientific literature include more than 200 scholarly publications in peer-refereed international journals, and a book on The Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method (Springer-Verlag, 2008). He is presently President of the Society of Eng. Science (SES) and a member of the Board of Directors of EMI (Engineering Mechanics Institute). More information about his research and professional activities can be found at the following url: http://www.ghpaulino.com

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    TIME Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Apr
    27

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:30 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    LOCATION The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.   

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  • Apr
    28

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:30 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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  • Apr
    29

    ETOPiA: Copenhagen

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    2:00 PM The STAGE Lab, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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    TIME Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Apr
    30

    ME 512 Seminar - A.M. "Raj" Rajendran - Issues and Challenges in Chemistry Driven Engineering Constitutive Models for Heterogeneous Materials: A Multiscale Approach

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • May
    3

    TAM Seminar Series - Daniel Weisz-Patrault - Multiphase transformation induced plasticity and applications to forming processes

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • May
    8

    Northwestern Engineering's Dean's Seminar Series presents: Robophobia and the Future of Work

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • May
    14

    Northwestern Engineering and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) present: Decision Science for Conservation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    10:30 AM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • May
    28

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    All Day

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    TIME Monday, May 28, 2018

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  • Jun
    9

    Spring classes end

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    TIME Saturday, June 9, 2018

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