The Resource Design in Nature : Learning from Trees, by Claus Mattheck, (electronic resource)

Design in Nature : Learning from Trees, by Claus Mattheck, (electronic resource)

Label
Design in Nature : Learning from Trees
Title
Design in Nature
Title remainder
Learning from Trees
Statement of responsibility
by Claus Mattheck
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The chicken bone which you nibbled and threw away yesterday was a high-tech product! In fact it was a superlative light-weight design functionally adapted to the mechanical requirements. No engineer in the world has as yet been able to copy this structural member, which is excellently optimized in its external shape and its internal architecture as regards minimum weight and maximum strength. The tree trunk on which you recently carved your initials has also over the course of its life, steadily improved its internal and external structure and adapted itself optimally to new loads. In the course of its biomechanical self-optimization, it will heal the notch you cut as speedily as possible, in order to repair even the smallest weak point, which might otherwise cost it its life in the next storm. This book is dedicated to the understanding of this biomechanical optimization of shape. And not only that: With the knowledge of these perfect processes of self-optimization in nature, techniques for the improvement of mechanical structural members could be developed. Industry already uses them. Nature shows us the way to eco-design, to machines in accordance with nature's laws governing structures and shapes. CLAUS MATTHECK: Born in Dresden, Germany in 1947. Study of physics in Dresden, PhD in theoretical physics in 1973. Habilitation in the field of damage control in 1985. Lectures on biomechanics at the University of Karlsruhe. Head of the Department of Biomechanics of the Research Centre in Karlsruhe, where the results described in this book were obtained. Several awards in science and literature
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AU@
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Mattheck, Claus
Dewey number
620.0042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TA174
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Architecture
  • Trees
  • Engineering design
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Software engineering
  • Trees
Label
Design in Nature : Learning from Trees, by Claus Mattheck, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58747-4
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Minimum on Mechanics -- What Is a Good Mechanical Design?- The Axiom of Uniform Stress and How Computer Methods Derive from It -- The Mechanics of Trees and the Self-Optimization of Tree Shape -- The Right Load Distribution: The Axiom of Uniform Stress and Tree Shape -- Annual Rings: The Internal Diary as a Consequence of the External Situation -- Wood Fibres and Force Flow: The Fear of Shear Stress -- How Does a Tree Break?- Can Trees Really not Shrink?- Bones: Ultra-Light and Very Strong by Continuous Optimization of Shape -- Bone Design: Selected Examples -- Bony Frameworks and Tree Frameworks Compared -- Claws and Thorns: Shape-Optimized by Success in the Lottery of Heredity -- Biological Shells -- Bracing: Ultra-Light but Highly Specialized -- Shape Optimization by Growth Engineering Design -- Unity in Diversity: Design Target and Realization -- Critique on Optimum Shape: Sensitization by Specialization -- Outlook: Ecodesign and Close-to-Nature Computer Empiricism -- New Examples of Application in Self-Explanatory Illustrations
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1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages 205 illustrations, 117 illustrations in color.)
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online
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9783642587474
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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10.1007/978-3-642-58747-4
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  • (OCoLC)851704918
  • (OCoLC)ocn851704918
Label
Design in Nature : Learning from Trees, by Claus Mattheck, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58747-4
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Minimum on Mechanics -- What Is a Good Mechanical Design?- The Axiom of Uniform Stress and How Computer Methods Derive from It -- The Mechanics of Trees and the Self-Optimization of Tree Shape -- The Right Load Distribution: The Axiom of Uniform Stress and Tree Shape -- Annual Rings: The Internal Diary as a Consequence of the External Situation -- Wood Fibres and Force Flow: The Fear of Shear Stress -- How Does a Tree Break?- Can Trees Really not Shrink?- Bones: Ultra-Light and Very Strong by Continuous Optimization of Shape -- Bone Design: Selected Examples -- Bony Frameworks and Tree Frameworks Compared -- Claws and Thorns: Shape-Optimized by Success in the Lottery of Heredity -- Biological Shells -- Bracing: Ultra-Light but Highly Specialized -- Shape Optimization by Growth Engineering Design -- Unity in Diversity: Design Target and Realization -- Critique on Optimum Shape: Sensitization by Specialization -- Outlook: Ecodesign and Close-to-Nature Computer Empiricism -- New Examples of Application in Self-Explanatory Illustrations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages 205 illustrations, 117 illustrations in color.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642587474
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-58747-4
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851704918
  • (OCoLC)ocn851704918

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