Structural design inspired by beetle elytra and its mechanical properties

@article{Guo2012StructuralDI,
  title={Structural design inspired by beetle elytra and its mechanical properties},
  author={Ce Guo and Wen Song and Zhendong Dai},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={57},
  pages={941-947}
}
  • Ce Guo, Wen Song, Z. Dai
  • Published 25 February 2012
  • Materials Science, Engineering
  • Chinese Science Bulletin
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