This question is related to an origami circular loop that I built. This structure is elastic and I intend to find the elastic potential energy stored by it when I deform it to an ellipse.
My actual intention is to launch something using this, which I'm able to do. I'd like to find the height an object would reach, and I think this is possible if I'm able to determine the potential energy stored by such structure on deformation(The object can be considered as a pure elastic boy for the sake of simplicity. but I'd appreciate if you don't take it as a pure elastic body).