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Biomimetic approach for the creation of deployable canopies based on the unfolding of a beetle wing and the blooming of a flower

Fenci, GE and Currie, NGR 2015, 'Biomimetic approach for the creation of deployable canopies based on the unfolding of a beetle wing and the blooming of a flower' , in: Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems : 4th International Conference, Living Machines 2015, Barcelona, Spain, July 28 - 31, 2015, Proceedings , Lecture Notes in Computer Science (ISSN: 0302-9743) (9222) , Springer, pp. 101-112.

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Abstract

Modern architectural designs create dynamic and flexible spaces, able to adapt to the ever-changing environment by virtue of temporary and convertible structures. Biomimetics is the applied science that, through the imitation of Nature, finds the solution to a human problem. The unfolding of a beetle wing and the blooming of a swirl flower were recognised as having outstanding features to be mimicked for the creation of deployable canopies. This paper focuses on the analysis methodology of the two biomimetic, deployable structures with multiple degrees of freedom. The general validity of a pseudo-static analysis was proved based on time-stepping the geometry at set deployment stages with optimisation of multiple, potential deployment sequences.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (ISSN: 0302-9743)
ISBN: 9783319229799
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Mr N Currie
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37105

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