Bio-Inspired Engineering

Bio-Inspired Engineering

Christopher Jenkins

In Stock Date: 
12/05/2011
Print Price: 
$133.95
Print ISBN: 
978-1-60650-223-5
E-book Price: 
$120.00
E-book ISBN: 
978-1-60650-225-9
Pages: 
156
DOI: 
10.5643/9781606502259

More and more, the patterns and scientific principles of natural living systems are being mimicked and exploited in man-made engineered systems and products. That trend is now starting to appear in the curricula design of engineering schools. This will be the first broad-based introduction to the influence of nature and biological systems in how things are designed and made, from new design paradigms and structural systems to “self-healing materials” and “smart” systems and robotics.More and more, the patterns and scientific principles of natural living systems are being mimicked and exploited in man-made engineered systems and products. That trend is now starting to appear in the curriculum of engineering schools. This will be the first broad-based introduction to the influence of nature and biological systems in how things are designed and made, from new design paradigms and structural systems to "self-healing materials" and "smart" systems and robotics. Presented as a traditional textbook, with accompanying Solutions Manual, it offers both students and professionals new to the subject a window into the new world of engineering. The reader will find: * A general overview of the relationship between living systems and engineering and how biosystems can and do affect engineering design, from structural materials to thermal-fluid behavior to systems engineering * Applications of bio-systems to robotics and biomedical engineering. * End of chapter problems and exercises to reinforce design concepts and expand understanding.

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Christopher Jenkins

Christopher Jenkins

Chris Jenkins, PhD, PE, is a professor of mechanical & industrial engineering at Montana State University. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of compliant structures, gossamer spacecraft, and bio-inspired engineering. He has co-authored over 190 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and three textbooks, including Bio-Inspired Engineering (Momentum Press). Dr. Jenkins has edited several research monographs and he is an associate fellow of AIAA.