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Industrial Biomimetics

1st Edition

Edited by Akihiro Miyauchi, Masatsugu Shimomura

Jenny Stanford Publishing

350 pages

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Hardback: 9789814800075
pub: 2019-03-31
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Biomimetics is an innovative paradigm shift based on biodiversity for sustainability. Biodiversity is not only the result of evolutionary adaption but also the optimized solution of “an epic combinatorial chemistry” for sustainability, because the diversity has been acquired by “biological processes and technology,” including “production processes,” “operating principles,” and “control systems,” all of which differ from “human technology.” In recent decades, biomimetics has gained a great deal of industrial interest because of its unique solutions for engineering problems. In this book, cutting-edge researchers have contributed related research results from the viewpoint of industrial applications of biomimetics. There are two types of applications of biomimetics. One starts with engineering tasks to solve an engineering problem using biomimetics, and the other starts with the knowledge of biology, applying it to engineering fields. This book discusses both approaches.

Table of Contents

3D modeling of shark skin and prototype diffuser for fluid control

Akihiro Miyauchi

Friction control surfaces in nature ~Analysis of Firebrat Scales

Yuji Hirai, Naoto Okuda and Masatsugu Shimomura

Biomechnics and biomimetics I flying and swimming

H Liu et al.

Shape-tunable wrinkles can switch frictional properties

T Ohzono and K Suzuki

Self-lubricating Organogels : SLUGs

A Hozumi et al.

Bioinspired materials for thermal management applications

H. Maeda

Strange wing folding in a rove beetle

K. Saito

Biotemplating Process for Electromagnetic Materials

K. Kamata

The application of the structural color

H. Hirose

Moth-eye type anti-reflection Films

Y. Uozu

Transparent superhydrophobic film created through biomimetics of lotus leaf and moth eye structures

N. Itoh

Adhesion under Wet Conditions Inspired by Marine Sessile Organisms

M. Kobayashi

Functional Analysis of Mechanical Design of the Cricket Wind-Receptor Hair

T. Shimozawa

Echolocation of bats and dolphins and its application

I. Matsuo

The "NanoSuit®" preserves wet/living organisms for the observation of the high resolution in a scanning electron microscope

T. Hariyama

About the Editors

Akihiro Miyauchi is a nanotechnology researcher currently working as professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Masatsugu Shimomura graduated from Kyushu University, Japan, after which he worked as assistant professor in the field of biomimetic chemistry in Prof. Toyoki Kunitake’s laboratory. He moved to the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, as associate professor, where he researched polymeric Langmuir–Blodgett films.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Applied Sciences
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Nanostructures