Design in Nature: Learning from Trees by Claus Mattheck,W. Linnard

By Claus Mattheck,W. Linnard

The fowl bone you nibbled the previous day and threw away was once a high-tech product! not just that: it was once a superlative lightweight layout, functionally tailored to its mechanical necessities. No engineer on this planet has, as but, been in a position to reproduction this structural member, that is excellently optimized in its exterior form and its inner structure as regards minimal weight and greatest energy. The tree stem on that you lately carved your initials has additionally, by way of life-long deal with its physique, progressively more desirable its inner and exterior constitution and tailored optimally to new quite a bit. during its biomechanical self-optimization it is going to heal up the notch you narrow as rapidly as attainable, so that it will fix even the smallest weak spot, which would another way expense it its existence within the subsequent hurricane. This ebook is devoted to the knowledge of this biomechanical optimization of form. it's the synthesis of a long time of intensive learn utilizing the newest computing device tools on the Karlsruhe learn Centre to assist comprehend the mechanism of organic self-optimization (adaptive progress) and to simulate it via computing device. the tactic newly built for this objective was once known as CAO (Computer-Aided Optimization). With this system, it really is attainable to foretell the expansion of timber, bones and different organic constructions from the tiger's claw to the ocean urchin's skeleton.

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