We provide the information and data of the structure-properties relationship for biological materials from various kinds of living creatures including fish, birds, mammals, and human tissue, and of engineering designs and principles inspired from biological materials.
Biological materials are the materials used in living tissue including human, animal, and vegetation. Most biological materials are much stronger than the individual constituents they are made of. They typically have a low density, contain no metals, and have hierarchical organization inherent in their design of both structure and material. Most are multifunctional, self-healing, self-organizing, and self-assembling. They also have a broad range of both Young's moduli, strength, and toughness varying over several orders of magnitude. The structure-property relationships of biological materials can provide data and information to carry out modeling/simulations for the human body and bio-inspired design ideas.
Bio-inspired design, also called biomimetics or biomimicry, is the study of living species for the purpose of creating new engineering systems by copying species’ unique traits. Compared to Biology that studies the genetics and molecular responses occurring in living creatures, bio-inspired design proposes new engineering ideas based on biological traits
Biological Material category
This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total.
Pages in category "Biomaterials"
The following 38 pages are in this category, out of 38 total.