WIT Press
Compliant Structures in Nature and Engineering




Compliant Structures in Nature and Engineering

Edited By: C.H.M. JENKINS, Montana State University, USA

Price

$255.00 (free shipping)

ISBN

978-1-85312-941-4

Pages

296

Book Series Title

Design & Nature

Book Series

5

Transaction Series

WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering

Transaction Volume

20

Published

2005

Format

Hardback

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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