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COMPENSATION OF BENDING MOMENTS AS A NATURE-INSPIRED DESIGN PRINCIPLE?

COMPENSATION OF BENDING MOMENTS AS A NATURE-INSPIRED DESIGN PRINCIPLE?

Year: 2014

Section: DESIGN METHODS

Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad

Author: Goessling R., Herzog M., Witzel U., Bender B.

Series: DESIGN

Section: DESIGN METHODS

Pages: 193-200

Abstract

The application of natural phenomena in technical environments is well known in design research as biomimetic design. One phenomenon largely unnoticed in biology research is the strategy to compensate bending moments in the musculoskeletal system by means of muscle activation to minimize stress in bones. This provides opportunities for weight and resource optimization. Even though the approach appears promising for technical applications, its potential is yet unknown. To reveal its suitability, the biological phenomenon is abstracted and demonstrated by FE simulations.

Keywords: bio-inspired design, soft kill option, finite element structure synthesis, design principles

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