Biomimetics: Learning from Nature
by Amitava Mukherjee
Publisher: InTech 2010
Number of pages: 534
Biomimetics or biomimicry is the examination of nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements to emulate or take inspiration from in order to solve human problems. A novel engineering application of biomimetics is in the field of structural engineering.
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