Claus Mattheck,W. Linnard's Design in Nature: Learning from Trees PDF

By Claus Mattheck,W. Linnard

The fowl bone you nibbled the day prior to this 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 replica 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, through life-long deal with its physique, progressively better its inner and exterior constitution and tailored optimally to new rather a lot. during its biomechanical self-optimization it is going to heal up the notch you chop as quickly as attainable, which will fix even the smallest weakness, which would in a different way rate it its lifestyles within the subsequent hurricane. This e-book is devoted to the certainty of this biomechanical optimization of form. it's the synthesis of a long time of in depth study utilizing the most recent laptop tools on the Karlsruhe learn Centre to aid comprehend the mechanism of organic self-optimization (adaptive progress) and to simulate it via computing device. the strategy newly built for this objective used to be known as CAO (Computer-Aided Optimization). With this technique, it really is attainable to foretell the expansion of bushes, bones and different organic constructions from the tiger's claw to the ocean urchin's skeleton.

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