Biomimetics -- Materials, Structures and Processes: by Petra Gruber, Dietmar Bruckner, Christian Hellmich,

By Petra Gruber, Dietmar Bruckner, Christian Hellmich, Heinz-Bodo Schmiedmayer, Herbert Stachelberger, Ille C. Gebeshuber

The ebook provides an summary of present actions within the box of biomimetics and integrates numerous functions comprising biophysics, floor sciences, structure and drugs. Biomimetics as innovation strategy is characterized by means of interdisciplinary info move from the lifestyles sciences to technical software fields aiming at elevated functionality, performance and effort potency. The contributions of the ebook relate to the examine parts: - fabrics and constructions in nanotechnology and biomaterials - Biomimetic ways to boost new types, building ideas and layout equipment in structure - info and dynamics in automation, neuroinformatics and biomechanics Readers may be knowledgeable in regards to the most modern examine techniques and leads to biomimetics with examples starting from bionic nano-membranes to function-targeted layout of tribological surfaces and the interpretation of average auditory coding strategies.

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3 Method: The Biomimicry Innovation Method The biomimicry innovation method (BIM, [21]) is a successful method in biomimetics. This method is applied here to identify biological systems, processes and materials that can inspire tribology. Biomimicry is an innovation method that 3 Biomimetics in Tribology 31 Fig. 4 1771 crash of Nicolas Joseph Cugnot’s steam-powered car into a stonewall. Cugnot was the inventor of the very first self-propelled road vehicle, and in fact he was also the first person to get into a motor vehicle accident seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.

One intriguing example for this on the small scale is diatom chains with hinges and interlocking devices that are just some hundreds of nanometers large and that connect the single celled organisms to chains. Some of these connections (still functional) can be found in fossils of diatoms that lived tens of millions of years ago [100]. 7 Application of the BIM regarding deformation Biologized question: How does nature : : : : : : manage changes in humidity? : : : build stable scaffolds? : : : protect soft parts against deformation?

Among these, we dedicated special attention to two particular biomimetic applications of the artificial nanomembranes: the protonexchange membranes for the novel generation of FC and the nanomembrane-based thermal detectors mimicking the function of snake pit organs for IR vision. When designing an artificial nanomembrane, one does not have to use the severely limited toolbox of nature. The available materials, structures, and processes can be far extended both into the inorganic and organic world.

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