Venation-Like Rib Layout Design in Plate under Bending Loads
|Periodical||Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering (Volume 13)|
|Main Theme||Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Vol.13|
|Citation||Kai Xue et al., 2012, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 13, 31|
|Online since||July, 2012|
|Authors||Kai Xue, Yong Xin Li, Wei Yuan Wang|
|Keywords||Finite Element Method (FEM), Rib Layout, Shear Stress, Strain Energy, Vectorial Equilibrium, Venation|
This paper concerns a venation-like design method of rib layout and its application on some plates subjected to bending loads. Main topological characters of dicotyledonous venation and two determinative mechanical parameters in leaf venation morphogenesis theories are extracted, on the basis of those elicitations, a venation growing algorithm is proposed as an attempt at the proper layout of ribs in plate. Energy criterion and shear stress is specified as the factor orienting mainvein and subveins respectively. Vectorial equation equilibrium is used in reorganization to calculate widths and adjust vein cells slightly. Finite element method functions as background technique, under which several simple-shaped plates under bending loads are designed by venation growing algorithm. The resultant venation-like ribs offer multi-balanced improvements.