To launch or edit our free custom-developed software tools, click on the items below and follow the instructions provided.
This software enables the design and simulation of compliant rolling-contact architected materials (CRAMs). It also generates an image of how each layer within a designed CRAM should be fabricated with straight flexure straps. Click here to download the necessary files (i.e., CRAMtool.m, CRAMtool.fig, and images.mat) and put the files in the same folder on your computer. Then open and run the file CRAMtool.m to launch the tool.
Software Tool for Designing Compliant Rolling-contact Architected Materials
Corresponding Paper: Shaw, L.A., Chizari, S., Dotson, M.B., Song, Y., Hopkins, J.B., 2018, “Compliant Rolling-contact Architected Materials for Shape Reconfigurability,” Nature Communications, 9: 4594.
Software Tool to Simulate Optical Forces on Arbitrarily Shaped Bodies
This software enables one to simulate the forces imparted at various locations within an arbitrarily shaped body when subjected to a focused laser beam (i.e., an optical trap). Click here to download the necessary files and then open the readme.txt file for further instructions.
Corresponding Paper: Chizari, S., Shaw, L.A., Hopkins, J.B., 2019, “Simultaneous Printing and Deformation of Microsystems via Two-Photon Lithography and Holographic Optical Tweezers,” Materials Horizons, 6(2): pp. 350-355.
Software Tool for Designing Directionally Compliant Metamaterials
Rotational degrees of freedom
Corresponding Paper: Shaw, L.A., Sun, F., Portela, C.M., Barranco, R.I., Greer, J.R., Hopkins, J.B., 2019, “Computationally Efficient Design of Directionally Compliant Metamaterials,” Nature Communications, 10: 291 (13 pages).
This software enables the design and simulation of directionally compliant metamaterials (DCMs). It also generates animations of their designed degrees of freedom. Click here to download the necessary files (i.e., MaterialDesignGUI.m, MaterialDesignGUI.fig, and images.mat) and put the files in the same folder on your computer. Then open and run the file MaterialDesignGUI.m to launch the tool.