Sandwich panels, which consist of light core structure in middle and two outside skins, have been widely used for load bearing and energy absorption. Recently, origami foldcores, which can be used as light core structures in sandwich panels, are of interest of many for their open-channel design, continuous manufacturing process, and abundant number of design parameters in comparison with honeycomb and foams. However, one main drawback of origami foldcores is their relatively low energy absorbing capacity. In this paper, we propose a new origami foldcore design, which is based on a zigzag origami pattern known as Miura pattern. The new design has a multi-corrugated shape as its cross-section, and asymmetric dents in it. It achieves a more efficient failure mechanism with both shell buckling and inversing modes, and doubles the energy absorption of Miura pattern foldcore.

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