Engineered Biomimicry

Written By Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Engineered Biomimicry
  • Publsiher : Newnes
  • Release : 24 May 2013
  • ISBN : 0123914329
  • Pages : 496 pages
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Download or read book entitled Engineered Biomimicry by author: Akhlesh Lakhtakia which was release on 24 May 2013 and published by Newnes with total page 496 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as VelcroTM (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and their related functions. From bioinspired computing and medical products to biomimetic applications like artificial muscles, MEMS, textiles and vision sensors, Engineered Biomimicry explores a wide range of technologies informed by living natural systems. Engineered Biomimicry helps physicists, engineers and material scientists seek solutions in nature to the most pressing technical problems of our times, while providing a solid understanding of the important role of biophysics. Some physical applications include adhesion superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, structural coloration, photonic devices, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-lightweight structures. Explores biomimicry, a fast-growing, cross-disciplinary field in which researchers study biological activities in nature to make critical advancements in science and engineering Introduces bioinspiration, biomimetics, and bioreplication, and provides biological background and practical applications for each Cutting-edge topics include bio-inspired robotics, microflyers, surface modification and more

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Akhlesh Lakhtakia,Raúl José Martín-Palma
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as VelcroTM (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will ...

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Torben Lenau,Thomas Hesselberg
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Self-organization and self-healing appeal to humans because difficult and repeated actions can be avoided through automation via bottom-up nonhierarchical processes. This is in contrast to the top-level controlled manner we normally apply as an action strategy in manufacturing and maintenance work. This chapter presents eight different self-organizing and self-healing approaches ...

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Natalia Dushkina,Akhlesh Lakhtakia
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Structural colors originate in the scattering of light from ordered microstructures, thin films, and even irregular arrays of electrically small particles, but they are not produced by pigments. Examples include the flashing sparks of colors in opals and the brilliant hues of some butterflies such as Morpho rhetenor. Structural colors ...

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Michael S. Ellison
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : In a sense, the archetype of bioinspiration for materials design and use is textiles. The field of biomimesis has spawned many new materials and continues to be a fruitful field of investigation. This chapter presents the current state of bioinspiration in textiles, how this has resulted in improved fibrous materials, ...

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Ranjan Vepa
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Some basic features of biomimetic robotics and the technologies that are facilitating their development are discussed in this chapter. The emergence of smart materials and structures, smart sensors and actuators capable of mimicking biological transducers, bio-inspired signal-processing techniques, modeling and control of manipulators resembling biological limbs, and the shape control ...

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Javaan Chahl,Akiko Mizutani
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Insects are dependent on the spatial, spectral, and temporal distributions of light in the environment for flight control and navigation. This chapter reports on flight trials of implementations of insect-inspired behaviors on unmanned aerial vehicles. Optical-flow methods for maintaining a constant height above ground and a constant course have been ...

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Aditi S. Risbud,Michael H. Bartl
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Nature generates structurally complex architectures with feature sizes covering several length scales under rather simple environmental conditions and with limited resources. Today, researchers understand how many of these structures look and behave, but, in many instances, we still lack nature’s ability to marry elegant structures with complex functionality. By ...

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Raúl J. Martín-Palma,Akhlesh Lakhtakia
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : The term vapor deposition encompasses a large palette of techniques essential for both the reproduction of certain structural features of a biotemplate and the replication of a biotemplate. Physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, and molecular beam epitaxy are succinctly described in this chapter in the context ...

Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry

Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry
  • Author : Gerhard Swiegers
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-09-17
  • Total pages : 508
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Can we emulate nature's technology in chemistry? Through billions of years of evolution, Nature has generated some remarkable systems and substances that have made life on earth what it is today. Increasingly, scientists are seeking to mimic Nature's systems and processes in the lab in order to harness the power ...

Interdisciplinary Expansions in Engineering and Design With the Power of Biomimicry

Interdisciplinary Expansions in Engineering and Design With the Power of Biomimicry
  • Author : Gulden Kokturk,Tutku Didem Altun
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-03-28
  • Total pages : 194
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : People have been finding inspiration in nature in solving their problems, from the very beginning of their existence. In the most general sense, biomimicry, defined as "inspire from the nature," has brought together the engineers and designers nowadays. This collaboration creates innovative and creative outcomes that encourage people with their ...

Biologically Inspired Design

Biologically Inspired Design
  • Author : Torben A. Lenau,Akhlesh Lakhtakia
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15
  • Total pages : 115
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : As the existence of all life forms on our planet is currently in grave danger from the climate emergency caused by Homo sapiens, the words "sustainability" and "eco-responsibility" have entered the daily-use vocabularies of scientists, engineers, economists, business managers, industrialists, capitalists, and policy makers. Normal activities undertaken for the design ...

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco Torgal,J. A. Labrincha,M. V. Diamanti,C.-P. Yu,H. K. Lee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-16
  • Total pages : 437
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used ...

Nature Did It First

Nature Did It First
  • Author : karen Ansberry
  • Publisher : Dawn Publications
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : "Part playful poetry, part nonfiction information, children are introduced to the unique structures of seven plants and animals and the extraordinary innovations they have inspired."--...

Biomimetic Bio inspired and Self Assembled Materials for Engineered Surfaces and Applications

Biomimetic  Bio inspired and Self Assembled Materials for Engineered Surfaces and Applications
  • Author : Michelle L. Oyen,Shelly R. Peyton,Gila E. Stein
  • Publisher : Materials Research Society
  • Release Date : 2013-09-02
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : This volume represents a collection of papers from five distinct yet related symposia: Symposium L, "Biomimetic Nanoscale Platforms, Particles, and Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications"; Symposium M, "Bioinspired Directional Surfaces-From Nature to Engineered Textured Surfaces"; Symposium Q, "Functional and Responsive Materials Exploiting Peptide and Protein Self-Assembly"; Symposium R, "Fundamentals of Assembly ...

Biomimicry Biomaterial Engineering

Biomimicry   Biomaterial Engineering
  • Author : Philippe Bouaziz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0123914329
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Summary : Read online Biomimicry Biomaterial Engineering written by Philippe Bouaziz, published by which was released on 2013. Download full Biomimicry Biomaterial Engineering Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....