Biologically-Inspired Systems

Evolution of Lightweight Structures

Analyses and Technical Applications

Editors: Hamm, Christian (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Protistan Skeletons: A Geologic History of Evolution and Constraint

    Knoll, Andrew H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Morphospaces and Databases: Diatom Diversification through Time

    Kotrc, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 17-37

  • Biomineralization in Diatoms: The Organic Templates

    Ehrlich, H. (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • Mandibular Gnathobases of Marine Planktonic Copepods—Structural and Mechanical Challenges for Diatom Frustules

    Michels, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 59-73

  • Diatom Frustule Morphology and its Biomimetic Applications in Architecture and Industrial Design

    Kooistra, Wiebe H. C. F. (et al.)

    Pages 75-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Lightweight Structures
Book Subtitle
Analyses and Technical Applications
Editors
  • Christian Hamm
Series Title
Biologically-Inspired Systems
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9398-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9398-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9397-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0383-1
Series ISSN
2211-0593
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 206
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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