By Göran Pohl, Werner Nachtigall
This ebook presents the readers with a well timed advisor to the applying of biomimetic rules in structure and engineering layout. because of a mixed attempt by means of across the world famous specialists, the biologist Werner Nachtigall and the architect Göran Pohl, the booklet describes the rules which might be used to check nature and know-how, and while it provides specified motives and examples exhibiting how biology can be utilized as a resource of notion and “translated” in construction and architectural strategies (biomimicry). although nature can't be without delay copied, the dwelling global delivers architects and engineers with a wealth of analogues and inspirations for his or her personal artistic designs. yet how can research of common entities provide upward push to complicated and sustainable layout? through reporting at the most recent bionic layout tools and utilizing large art, the ebook publications readers throughout the box of nature-inspired structure, supplying a rare source for pro architects, engineers, designers and concrete planners, in addition to for college lecturers, researchers and scholars. usual evolution is visible in the course of the booklet as a strong source which may serve structure and layout by means of delivering leading edge, optimum and sustainable solutions.
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These forces are however—as indicated by the glass sponges—functionally used: As panel structures, the sea urchins could use the anticipated shear forces on the interlocking edges of the panels expected in such a structural form for the accumulation of calcite crystals, as a stable shell structure it could use the deformations elicited by the shifting panels for its construction. In such a construction process, the biological shells could grow both longitudinally and latitudinally. Therefore, it could offer an interesting solution for a difficult technical problem, namely volume enlargement or diminishment, which is always linked with tension points in one direction or another along the surface.
In collaboration with the Institute for Structural Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart—concerned herself for some time with the finite element (FE) modeling of sea urchin shells within the frame of the SFB 230 (“Natural Structures”). The studies yielded, among other findings, that the peculiar “apple-shaped” shell form is particularly well adapted to the tension forces caused by the tube feet and the undirected forces acting on the exterior. The shell presents no weak points. How is it formed then and how can it be statically functional even during its formation process?
From above to below: screening, structural study, abstraction, optimization, and fabrication using the example of an off-shore mast. 3). In this method, the plankton shells are identified with the aid of various search techniques, and after biomechanical examinations and finite element (FE) simulations and calculations, they are evaluated, abstracted, and adapted to structural stress situations and restrictions due to fabrication with the help of methods such as parametric optimization of genetic algorithms.
Biomimetics for Architecture & Design: Nature - Analogies - Technology by Göran Pohl, Werner Nachtigall