Ocean organisms employ engineering strategies which enable them to maintain life functions such as buoyancy and locomotion in a growing, self repairing body. This book explores the possibilities of using these engineering feats in the human world. Each chapter presents a particular engineering problem and then looks to the organisms of the ocean for solutions. The book offers case studies that demonstrate how natural solutions can be applied to some specific engineering challenges, both terrestrial and oceanic. The text encourages engineers to explore new ideas, rather than mimic them.
Iain A. Anderson (Biomimetics Lab Auckland Bioengineering Institute and Department of Engineering Science University of Auckland New Zealand)
, Julian Vincent (Department of Zoology
, University of Oxford
, John Montgomery (School of Biological Sciences
, University of Auckland
, New Zealand)
CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:
01 June 2016
Homo aquaticus References Swimming through syrup References The hydrostat References Jet propulsion for soft bodies Squid jet propulsion Jellyfish jet propulsion References Buoyancy References Drag Friction and form drag Wave drag References Fins and brains References Listening to the silent world References Underwater sensing for navigation and survival Vision Scent Electrical and magnetic fields References Stealth and show: A mind game References
lain Anderson completed his PhD (Engineering Science, University of Auckland) in 1996. He is currently a Principal Investigator with the Auckland Bioengineering Institute where he manages the Biomimetics Laboratory and a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland. Julian Vincent, Ph.D., DSc, FRES, CEng, FlMechE is a biologist, Professor of Biomimetics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath and the Director of the Centre for Biomimetic and Natural Technologies.