Evolution of Lightweight Structures: Analyses and Technical Applications by Christian HammEvolution of Lightweight Structures: Analyses and Technical Applications by Christian Hamm

Evolution of Lightweight Structures: Analyses and Technical Applications

byChristian Hamm

Hardcover | July 10, 2015

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This volume contains studies on the evolution and function of lightweight constructions of planktonic and other organisms, and examples of how they can be used to create new solutions for radical innovations of lightweight constructions for technological application. The principles and underlying processes responsible for evolution and biodiversity of marine plankton organisms are highly relevant and largely unresolved issues in the field of marine science. Amongst the most promising objects for the study of evolution of stable lightweight constructions are marine organisms such as diatoms or radiolarians. Research in these fields requires interdisciplinary expertises such as in evolutionary modelling, paleontology, lightweight optimization, functional morphology, and marine ecology. Considerable effort and expert knowledge in production engineering or lightweight optimization is necessary to transfer knowledge on biogenic structures and evolutionary principles into new lightweight solutions. This book show methods and examples of how this can be achieved efficiently.
Title:Evolution of Lightweight Structures: Analyses and Technical ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pagesPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401793972

ISBN - 13:9789401793971

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Table of Contents

PlanktonTech - Index

0. Preface

1. Protistan Skeletons: A Geologic History of Evolution and Constraint

2. Morphospaces and Databases: Diatom Diversification through Time

3. Biomineralization in Diatoms: The Organic Templates

4. Mandibular Gnathobases of Marine Planktonic Copepods - Structural and Mechanical Challenges for Diatom Frustules

5. Diatom Frustule Morphology and its Biomimetic Applications in Architecture and Industrial Design

6. Fiber Reinforced Building Envelopes Inspired by Nature: Pavilion COCOON_FS

7. Biomimetic Engineering of Tailored, Ultra-Lightweight Fibrous Composites

8. Echinoderms: Hierarchically Organized Light Weight Skeletons

9. Research Review: The Functions of Phytoliths in Land Plants

10. ELiSE - An Integrated, Holistic, Bionic Approach to Develop Optimized Lightweight Solutions For Engineering, Architecture, and Design

11. Offshore Foundation Based on the ELiSE Method