Mining Smartness from Nature

Volume 58

doi: 10.4028/

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Authors: José Pérez-Rigueiro, Manuel Elices Calafat, G.R. Plaza, Gustavo V. Guinea, P. Corsini, E. Marsano

Abstract: Silks spun by arthropods exhibit a set of unique properties that have emerged as the result of over four hundred million years of...

Authors: Pasquale Stano

Abstract: In this article I discuss the backgrounds, some technical insights, and the novel developments of a bioengineering approach to...

Authors: Shigeru Sunada

Abstract: A butterfly's fore- and hindwings act as one low aspect ratio wing. The variation in the feathering angle is not as large as that of other...

Authors: Keith W. Moored, W. Smith, J.M. Hester, W. Chang, Hilary Bart-Smith

Abstract: Myliobatidae is a family of large pelagic rays including cownose, eagle and manta rays. They are extremely efficient swimmers, can cruise...

Authors: Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Keitaro Horikawa

Abstract: The deployment of leaves with plane surface and straight parallel folds, as observed in leaves of hornbeam and beech, was investigated by...

Authors: Emily Leylek, Justin Manzo, Ephrahim Garcia

Abstract: A bat-like aircraft is proposed, using a smart joint mechanism to actuate the morphing of the wings. The smart joint stays in its deformed...

Authors: Alexander Hasse, Lucio Flavio Campanile

Abstract: Compliant mechanisms fulfil a desired force and displacement characteristic. The development of such structures having a defined...

Authors: Alberto Carpinteri, Pietro Cornetti, Nicola Maria Pugno, Alberto Sapora

Abstract: Many biological materials exhibit a hierarchical structure over more than one length scale. Understanding how hierarchy affects their...


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