Flexural and torsional stiffness in multi-jointed biological beams.

Abstract

Flexibility, the ability to deform in response to loads, is a common property of biological beams. This paper investigates the mechanical behavior of multi-jointed beams, which are characterized by a linear series of morphologically similar joints. Flexural stiffness and torsional stiffness were measured in two structurally distinct beams, crinoid arms… (More)

Topics

  • Presentations referencing similar topics