Design and Nature V: Comparing Design in Nature with Science by C. A. Brebbia, A. Carpi

By C. A. Brebbia, A. Carpi

Nature has proven a unprecedented ability to enhance dynamic constructions and structures over many hundreds of thousands of years. What researchers examine from those constructions and structures can frequently be utilized to enhance or enhance human-made constructions and structures. and there's nonetheless a lot to be realized. geared toward supplying clean impetus and concept for researchers during this box, this e-book contains papers offered on the 5th foreign convention on layout and Nature. The contributions mirror the wealthy number of paintings at the moment occurring around the globe.

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Com, ISSN 1743-3541 (on-line) This page intentionally left blank Design and Nature V 29 Structural morphology and self-organization E. Stach University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design, USA Abstract This paper categorizes self-organization processes in nature into four categories: physics, mathematics, statics, and mechanics—abstracting these processes into simplified analytical methods. It is also an investigation into some fundamental principles concerning the logic of form optimization in nature in relation to special and physical constraints.

Structural morphology deals with the study of the relationship between the geometric form and structural behaviour. Figs. 4/5 compares the structural configuration of a natural organism with a man made structure. com, ISSN 1743-3541 (on-line) Design and Nature V Figure 5: 35 Geodesic dome by Buckminster Fuller. form approximated by a polyhedron with triangular or polyhedral faces. This arrangement minimizes the amount of material in the structure as well as its weight. Both structures have no dominant bi-dimensional stress-resistant element and stresses are transmitted along the whole surface, in the case of the radiolarian as a lattice shell mash and, in Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome, a plate shell mesh.

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