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Proceedings of CAD'17, 2017, 395-399
Material and Structural Design based on Biological Information using Optimized Stress Distribution
Satsuki Tsunenari, Olympus Corporation
Abstract. Creatures have acquired efficient structures for their survival and propagation through their evolution. Such efficient structures in nature have been analyzed and exploited to solve a variety of engineering problems. This solution is called bio-inspired design, also known as biomimetic design, and its ability attracts much attention recently. For the best use of efficient features in nature, further cooperation between engineering field and biology field is desired. In recent years, mimicking biological material surface characteristics has become active as nanotechnology advances. However, there is little case that extracts and applies biological material features for designing industrial material or structure. General biomimetic design utilizes specific features of a creature for a specific product. There is a one-to-one relationship between the creature and the product in conventional methods, and such a relationship is difficult to apply to other cases. Thus, in this study, by adopting a modeling process for the conventional biomimetic method, a framework that can utilize arbitrary biological information is presented.
Keywords. Bio-inspired Design, Material Design, Optimization, Inverse Problem