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Design and nature VI : comparing design in nature with science and engineering

Author: C A Brebbia; S Hernández; Wessex Institute of Technology.; Universidade da Coruña.
Publisher: Southampton : WIT Press, 2012. ©2012
Series: WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, v. 160.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conference topics include the following: Mechanics in nature; Nature and architecture; Biomimetics; Biological studies; Solutions from nature; Water issues.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C A Brebbia; S Hernández; Wessex Institute of Technology.; Universidade da Coruña.
ISBN: 9781845645922 1845645928 9781845645939 1845645936
OCLC Number: 806016972
Notes: "Sixth international conference on comparing design in nature with science and engineering"--Prelim.
" ... some of the papers presented at the 6th International Conference on relating Design in Nature with Science and Engineering, or Design and Nature for short"--Preface.
"Organised by Wessex Institute of Technology ; University of A Coruña"--Prelim.
Description: 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents Section 1: Mechanics in nature The essence of noise in nature with reference to acoustics; The Force Cone Method: a new thinking tool for lightweight structures; A bio-inspired condylar knee joint for leg amputees and for knee implants Section 2: Nature and architecture Design with nature: integrating green facades into sustainable buildings with reference to Abu Dhabi; Nature's muses in Bruno Tuat's Glashaus; Kosutnjak: landscape as a learning system; Environmental harmony and the architecture of 'place' in Yoruba urbanism; Natural systems in building integrated aquaculture design; Functionality and artistic creativity in design of environmentally integrated architecture; Architectural metabolic forms; Eco-art installation: experiential nature; The menace of public toilets in institutional housing: case studies of selected universities in South-West Nigeria Section 3: Biomimetics Oscillating foils for ship propulsion; Creative product design using biomimetics; Application of shape optimization method to artificial leaf design Section 4: Biological studies Experimental hydrodynamics imaging and undulatory movement equation of steady swimming fish (Pangasius sanitwongsei; Modelling considerations in finite element analyses of ankle foot orthoses; Modelling of stent expansion dynamics and resultant arterial wall and lesion stresses in a stenosed artery; Choi-Williams time-frequency analysis of forearm flexors; Mechanomyogram acquired from a laser diode sensor based probe Section 5: Solutions from nature Development of innovative bio-inspired nanocomposites using electrophoretic deposition and hydrothermal recrystallization; Nanostructured composite materials reinforced with nature-based cellulose nanofibres; Constructal theory of parabolic scaling; Simulation of a passive ground-coupled cooling system for a room in a hot humid climate Section 6: Water issues Study of Prespa Lake's hydrology using isotopes and other relevant techniques; Water quality monitoring of an agricultural watershed lake: the effectiveness of agricultural best management practices; Moving towards a technical specification for fluorescence excitation-emission mapping and absorbance analysis of colored dissolved organic matter
Series Title: WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, v. 160.
Other Titles: Design and nature 6
Design and nature six
Responsibility: editors, S Hernandez, C.A. Brebbia.

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