IJPAM: Volume 79, No. 2 (2012)

MIURA FOLDING:
APPLYING ORIGAMI TO SPACE EXPLORATION

Yutaka Nishiyama
Department of Business Information
Faculty of Information Management
Osaka University of Economics
2, Osumi Higashiyodogawa Osaka, 533-8533, JAPAN


Abstract. Miura folding is famous all over the world. It is an element of the ancient Japanese tradition of origami and reaches as far as astronautical engineering through the construction of solar panels. This article explains how to achieve the Miura folding, and describes its application to maps. The author also suggests in this context that nature may abhor the right angle, according to observation of the wing base of a dragonfly.

Received: April 4, 2012

AMS Subject Classification: 51M05, 00A09, 97A20

Key Words and Phrases: Miura folding, solar panels, Similar diagrams, A and B paper size standards

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Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395
Year: 2012
Volume: 79
Issue: 2