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- DescriptionA description of external shape otimization in nature and how these laws of biological design can be transferred for use in engineering. It examines issues such as the axiom of uniform stress and tree shape; biological shells; design target and realization; and close-to-nature computer empiricism.
- Author BiographyBorn in Dresden, Germany in 1947. Study of physics in Dresden, Phd in theoretical physics in 1973. Habilitation in the field of damage control in 1985. Lectures on biomechanics at the University of Kalrsruhe. Head of the Department of Biomechanics of the Research Centre in Karlsruhe. Several awards in science and literature, 2003 Germany's environmental achievement award (Deutscher Umweltpreis).
- Author(s)Claus Mattheck
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
- Date of Publication28/01/1998
- Place of PublicationBerlin
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Content Note75 black & white illustrations, 118 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight520 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Translated byWilliam Linnard
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