The solutions to technical challenges posed by flight and space exploration tend to be multidimensional, multifunctional, and increasingly focused on the interaction of systems and their environment. The growing discipline of biomimicry focuses on what humanity can learn from the natural world. Biomimicry for Aerospace: Technologies and Applications features the latest advances of bioinspired materials-properties relationships for aerospace applications.
Readers will get a deep dive into the utility of biomimetics to solve a number of technical challenges in aeronautics and space exploration. Part I: Biomimicry in Aerospace: Education, Design, and Inspiration provides an educational background to biomimicry applied for aerospace applications. Part II: Biomimetic Design: Aerospace and Other Practical Applications discusses applications and practical aspects of biomimetic design for aerospace and terrestrial applications and its cross-disciplinary nature. Part III: Biomimicry and Foundational Aerospace Disciplines covers snake-inspired robots, biomimetic advances in photovoltaics, electric aircraft cooling by bioinspired exergy management, and surrogate model-driven bioinspired optimization algorithms for large-scale and complex problems. Finally, Part IV: Bio-Inspired Materials, Manufacturing, and Structures reviews nature-inspired materials and processes for space exploration, gecko-inspired adhesives, bioinspired automated integrated circuit manufacturing on the Moon and Mars, and smart deployable space structures inspired by nature.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Biomimicry in aerospace: Education, design and inspiration 1. Biomimicry and bio-design for innovation in future space colonization 2. A bio-inspired design and space challenges cornerstone project 3. Periodic table of life: Systematic nature-inspired problem solving for aerospace applications and beyond 4. Parallels in communication, navigation technology, and natural phenomena 5. Atacama Desert: Genius of place
Partï¿½2: Bio-inspired design: Aerospace and practical applications 6. Bio-inspired design and additive manufacturing of cellular materials 7. Biomimetic course design exploration for improved NASA zero gravity exercise equipment 8. Biomimicry of boxfish: Designing an aerodynamically efficient passenger car 9. Thresholds of nature: How understanding one of nature's penultimate laws led to the PowerCone, a biomimetic energy source
Partï¿½3: Biomimicry and foundational aerospace disciplines 10. Slithering across worlds snake-inspired robots for extraterrestrial exploration 11. Biomimetic advances in photovoltaics with potential aerospace applications 12. Electric aircraft cooling with bio-inspired exergy management 13. Surrogate model-driven bio-inspired optimization algorithms for large-scale and high-dimensional problems
Partï¿½4: Bio-inspired materials, manufacturing and structures 14. Advancing research efforts in biomimicry to develop nature-inspired materials and processes for space exploration and more efficient aircraft 15. Space applications for gecko-inspired adhesives 16. Automated electronic integrated circuit manufacturing on the Moon and Mars: possibilities of the development of bioinspired semiconductor technology for space applications 17. Smart deployable space structures inspired by nature