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Nature-Inspired Design: Modeling the Biomechanics of the Seahorse Tail

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Tomas Praet, Dominique Adriaens, Matthieu De Beule, Benedict Verhegghe

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Paper No. SBC2012-80274, pp. 997-998; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2012-80274
From:
  • ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA, June 20–23, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4480-9
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME

abstract

Billions of years of evolutionary pressure have forced organisms to develop efficient solutions to real-world problems. More and more engineers realize that they are faced with similar problems on a daily basis. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, one should first take a look at existing solutions, e.g. in nature. This nature inspired approach can be interesting for a multitude of engineering domains, including bioengineering.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME

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