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New construction in the style of origami can be used for the construction of buildings and bridges

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New construction in origami style can be used in construction of buildings and bridges. Developing military shelters, solar panels, batteries and drones, engineers continue to prove that the ancient Japanese art of origami could be used for something more than just folding paper cranes. Recently, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo, and inspired by origami technique, developed a new design «zippered tube» («tube-lightning"), which has sufficient rigidity to withstand heavy loads. New zigzag design is based on a technique called Miura fold. When folded, it takes an extremely small area. According to the researchers, combining two such angled design, you can get an omni-directional structure that does not add up, and virtually impossible to torsional deformation and compression. The arrangement of several origami tubes can create quite rigid structures that can be used to build structures such as arches, awnings, towers and bridges. Researchers are paying attention to that of samples by origami-tubes are made of paper, and even in this case, they have high strength. But the technology is applicable to other materials, such as metal or plastic. By changing connection angle tubes, can achieve varying degrees of stiffness of the entire structure. Thus, researchers believe, transform and change the functional characteristics of the structures can be in real time, adapting them to the actual conditions of use. Another important advantage of this technology is its scalability. In other words, it can help to create both large and sturdy construction structures and microscopic structure in the form of nano-sized robots and biomedical devices.

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