B. Haghpanah, L. Salari-Sharif, P. Pourrajab, J. Hopkins, L. Valdevit
Advanced Materials 28 (2016) 7915-7920
Publication year: 2016

Abstract

Multistable shape-reconfigurable architected materials encompassing living hinges and enabling combinations of high strength, high volumetric change, and complex shape-morphing patterns are introduced. Analytical and numerical investigations, validated by experiments, are performed to characterize the mechanical behavior of the proposed materials. The proposed architected materials can be constructed from virtually any base material, at any length scale and dimensionality.

This article was featured in a Nature Research Highlight, Nature 535 (07/2016) 32