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Computational wrapping: A universal method to wrap 3D-curved surfaces with nonstretchable materials for conformal devices

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Lee, Yu-Ki; Xi, Zhonghua; Lee, Young-Joo; Kim, Yun-Hyeong; Hao, Yue; Choi, Hongjin; Lee, Myoung-Gyu; Joo, Young-Chang; Kim, Changsoon; Lien, Jyh-Ming; Choi, In-Suk

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American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science advances, Vol.6 No.15, p. eaax6212
This study starts from the counterintuitive question of how we can render conventional stiff, nonstretchable, and even brittle materials sufficiently conformable to fully wrap curved surfaces, such as spheres, without failure. Here, we extend the geometrical design method of computational origami to wrapping. Our computational wrapping approach provides a robust and reliable method for fabricating conformal devices for arbitrary curved surfaces with a computationally designed nonpolyhedral developable net. This computer-aided design transforms two-dimensional (2D)-based materials, such as Si wafers and steel sheets, into various targeted conformal structures that can fully wrap desired 3D structures without fracture or severe plastic deformation. We further demonstrate that our computational wrapping approach enables a design platform that can transform conventional nonstretchable 2D-based devices, such as electroluminescent lighting and flexible batteries, into conformal 3D curved devices.
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