A mechanically driven form of Kirigami as a route to 3D mesostructures in micro/nanomembranes

Yihui Zhang, Yonggang Huang*

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Abstract

Existing three-dimensional (3D) fabrication approaches are limited to narrow classes of materials and/or 3D geometries. This paper introduces ideas for a form of Kirigami that allows precise, mechanically driven assembly of 3D mesostructures from 2D membranes with strategically designed geometries and patterns of cuts. Theoretical shows that the Kirigami cuts significantly decrease the maximum strain in the membrane by eliminating potential localized deformation during compressive buckling and thus the fracture of the nanomembrane can be avoided. The method is accessible across diverse material types in forming a rich range of complex functional 3D mesostructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICF 2017 - 14th International Conference on Fracture
EditorsEmmanuel E. Gdoutos
PublisherInternational Conference on Fracture
Pages751-752
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 20 2017

Publication series

NameICF 2017 - 14th International Conference on Fracture
Volume1

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period6/18/176/20/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Zhang, Y., & Huang, Y. (2017). A mechanically driven form of Kirigami as a route to 3D mesostructures in micro/nanomembranes. In E. E. Gdoutos (Ed.), ICF 2017 - 14th International Conference on Fracture (pp. 751-752). (ICF 2017 - 14th International Conference on Fracture; Vol. 1). International Conference on Fracture.