FURI | Spring 2022
Energy Absorption of Standard and Origami-Inspired Honeycomb Structures
The goal of this experiment was to examine the energy absorption properties of origami-inspired and standard honeycomb structures varying the materials and wall thickness. The results indicate that origami-inspired structures perform best at energy absorption at a higher wall thickness with a rigid material. The results also indicated that standard honeycomb structures perform better with lower wall thickness, but still with a rigid material. In vehicles with structures of a sufficiently high wall thickness with a rigid material, origami-inspired honeycomb structures could be used instead of current structures in order to better protect the passengers.
Robert Thomas Buessing
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2022