Compliant Structures in Nature and Engineering
Edited By: C. H. M. JENKINS, Montana State University, USA
Book Series: Design & Nature
Series Volume: 5
Nature is the grand designer and human engineers have taken great motivation from it since the earliest of times.
This book celebrates structural compliance in nature and human technology. Examples of compliant structures in nature abound, from the walls of the smallest cell, to the wings of the condor, to the tail of the gray whale. The subject of compliant structures in nature and engineering is timely and important, albeit quite broad and challenging. A concise summary of the important features of these interesting structures, this volume demonstrates, wherever possible, a mapping between naturally compliant structures and the promise and opportunity commensurate in human engineering.
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