This book describes and verifies external shape laws in nature, not only valid for trees, but also a variety of other things such as bones, claws and thorns. It shows how growing structures repair their disturbed optimum design after damage has occurred. Computer simulations of these load-adaptive growths are used to find an ideal ecological engineering design, characterized by minimum weight and maximum strength.This book is dedicated to the understanding if biomechanical optimization of shape, and not only that: With the knowledge of these perfect processes of self-optimization in nature, tecnhiques for the improvement of mechanical structural ...
|Title||:||Design in Nature|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 1998-01-28|