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Shapes of Miura mesh mechanism with mobility one
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The Miura Ori is a mechanism composed by a polyhedral deployable surface. It has favorable qualities from engineering prospective that lead the growing interest on it. The present work focuses on its transmission of motion. The mechanism can be represented by spherical 4 bar linkages, and on this account a simple and effective mobility formula is presented. The mechanism having a number of excessive rigid members, it is also possible to remove all or some of them, variously arranged. The changes are included in the calculation of allowable mobility of the system. The resulting tool can be directly used for the design of deployable Miura Ori surfaces with customized shape.