Design of a beetle inspired deployable wing

Kazuya Saito, Tomohiro Tachi, Ryuma Niiyama, Yoshihiro Kawahara

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Abstract

This study primarily proposes a procedure to design a crease pattern for beetle-inspired deployable wings based on the hindwings in relatively large-sized beetles like horn beetle or chafer. First, we discuss the representative patterns of wing supports and crease lines based on previous entomological research and propose a basic geometry for the artificial wing. Next, the flat foldability and rigid foldability of the proposed crease pattern are discussed based on origami geometry. Geometrical restrictions for flat- and rigid-foldable wings are numerically expressed as a function of the design parameters, and the Newton-Raphson method is used to compute the actual solutions. Although researchers have attempted to characterize the representative crease patterns found in beetles, only flat foldability has been considered in previous research. Our proposed method enables the design of rigid-foldable wings based on beetle-inspired patterns, which is considered beneficial in designing the deployable structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858189
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5B-2017

Conference

ConferenceASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period8/6/178/9/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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