Mechanical design in organisms

  title={Mechanical design in organisms},
  author={S. Wainwright},
This book deals with an interface between mechanical engineering and biology. Available for the first time in paperback, it reviews biological structural materials and systems and their mechanically important features and demonstrates that function at any particular level of biological integration is permitted and controlled by structure at lower levels of integration. Five chapters discuss the properties of materials in general and those of biomaterials in particular. The authors examine the… Expand
Mimicry of natural material designs and processes
Nature’s hierarchical materials
Multi-scale mechanics from molecules to morphogenesis.
Plant biomechanics in the 21st century
The materials science of collagen.
Molecular Mechanics of Cells and Tissues
Hierarchical Structure and Mechanical Adaptation of Biological Materials
An introduction to biomimetics: A structural viewpoint
  • M. Sarikaya
  • Medicine
  • Microscopy research and technique
  • 1994