An attempt to reveal synergies between biology and mechanical engineering

@inproceedings{Gebeshuber2008AnAT,
  title={An attempt to reveal synergies between biology and mechanical engineering},
  author={Ille C. Gebeshuber and Manfred Drack},
  year={2008}
}
Biomimetics is a continuously growing field. In this article specific examples for successful technology transfer among biology and engineering are classified along a newly proposed scheme of the field – biomimetics by analogy and biomimetics by induction – complemented by technical biology. Famous examples as well as niche applications are presented: winglets on airplanes, an optimized straw-bale screw, Velcro, and self-cleaning surfaces and paints, as well as investigations on spiders. The… CONTINUE READING

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