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Volume 84
doi: 10.4028/
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Mimicking the Anisotropic Behavior of Natural Porous Structures by Controlling the Reinforcing Particles Distribution in Polymeric Foams

Authors: Luigi Sorrentino, Marco Aurilia, Marco D'Auria, Daniele Davino, Pasquale Mei, Ciro Visone, Salvatore Iannace
Chapter 1: Biomimetic Materials
Abstract: Natural porous materials, like wood or bone, are multiscale cellular composite structures which exhibit mechanical (such as elasticity and...


Mimicking Bone Architecture in a Metallic Structure

Authors: Tamiye Simone Goia, Kalan Bastos Violin, José Carlos Bressiani, Ana Helena de Almeida Bressiani
Chapter 1: Biomimetic Materials
Abstract: The porous metallic structure has been developed to mimic the natural bone architecture, having interconnected porosity, disposing enough...


Novel Bionic Biomembrane Supported by Gold Nanoparticles/Cellulose Hybrid Films

Authors: Zhi Ming Liu, Yuan Lin An, Wen Jian Wu
Chapter 1: Biomimetic Materials
Abstract: As one of the main methods to study biomembranes, the construction of highly active bionic biomembrane systems is very important. Based on...


Imitating the Cricket Cercal System: The Beauty of the Beast with a Twist of the Engineer

Authors: Gijs Krijnen, Harmen Droogendijk, Ahmad Dagamseh, Ram Jaganatharaja, Jerome Casas
Chapter 2: Biomimetic Sensors, Actuators and Systems
Abstract: MEMS offers exciting possibilities for the fabrication of bioinspired mechanosensors. Over the last years we have been working on cricket...


Actuator-Like Hydrogels Based on Conductive Chitosan

Authors: Jacques Desbrieres, Stephanie Reynaud, Pierre Marcasuzaa, Francis Ehrenfeld
Chapter 2: Biomimetic Sensors, Actuators and Systems
Abstract: Intrinsically conducting polymers are of great interest for a large number of applications. But among major drawbacks are their low...


Use of Textile Friction to Mimic Hill's Model in Dynamic Contraction of Braided Artificial Muscles

Authors: Bertrand Tondu
Chapter 2: Biomimetic Sensors, Actuators and Systems
Abstract: Several types of artificial muscles are actually able to mimic the active spring-like behaviour characterizing the tension-length diagram of...


Bio-Inspired Active Electrolocation Sensors for Inspection of Tube Systems

Authors: Martin Gottwald, Gerhard von der Emde
Chapter 2: Biomimetic Sensors, Actuators and Systems
Abstract: At night, weakly electric fish Gnathonemus petersii use active electrolocation to scan their environment with self generated electric...


Biomimetics in Energy Systems: Light Transmission in the Window Plant Fenestraria aurantiaca as Inspiration for New Solutions in the Technical World

Authors: Immanuel Schäfer
Chapter 2: Biomimetic Sensors, Actuators and Systems
Abstract: Fenestraria aurantiaca (also known as window plant) is a succulent with specialized adaptations to deal with heat, light and aridity....


Numerical Simulations of the Clap-Fling-Sweep Mechanism of Hovering Insects

Authors: Kai Schneider, Dmitry Kolomenskiy, Thomas Engels, Keith Moffatt, Marie Farge
Chapter 3: Biomimetic Flow Control
Abstract: The Lighthill-Weis-Fogh clap-fling-sweep mechanism is a movement used by some insects to improve their flight performance. As first...


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