Editors: Ulisses Targino Bezerra, Heber Sivini Ferreira, Normando Perazzo Barbosa

Bio-Inspired Materials

Volume 6

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ISSN: 2468-0168 (Print)
ISSN: 2352-3921 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-0688-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-0689-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2019
DOI: 10.2174/97898114068981190601

Introduction

Nature has provided opportunities for scientists to observe patterns in biomaterials which can be imitated when designing construction materials. Materials designed with natural elements can be robust and environment-friendly at the same time. Advances in our understanding of biology and materials science coupled with the extensive observation of nature have stimulated the search for better accommodation/compression of materials and the higher organization/reduction of mechanical stress in man-made structures.

Bio-Inspired Materials is a collection of topics that explore frontiers in 3 sections of bio-inspired design: (i) bionics design, (ii) bio-inspired construction, and (iii) bio-materials. Chapters in each section address the most recent advances in our knowledge about the desired and expected relationship between humans and nature and its use in bio-inspired buildings. Readers will also be introduced to new concepts relevant to bionics, biomimicry, and biomimetics.

Section (i) presents research concepts based on information gained from the direct observation of nature and its applications for human living.

Section (ii) is devoted to ‘artificial construction’ of the Earth. This section addresses issues on geopolymers, materials that resemble the structure of soils and natural rocks; procedures that reduce damage caused by earthquakes in natural construction, the development of products from vegetable resins and construction principles using bamboo.

The last section takes a look into the future towards the improvement of human living conditions.

Bio-Inspired Materials offers readers - having a background in architecture, civil engineering and systems biology - a new perspective about sustainable building which is a key part of addressing the environmental concerns of current times.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Ulisses Targino Bezerra
Federal Institute of Paraíba - IFPB, Civil Construction
Av. Primeiro de Maio, 720, Jaguaribe, zipcode 58.015-435
João Pessoa-PB
Brazil


Heber Sivini Ferreira
Department of Engineering and Materials Science City University, S/N
Federal University of Paraíba - UFPB
Castelo Branco, zipcode 58.051-085, João Pessoa-PB
Brazil


Normando Perazzo Barbosa
Federal University of Paraíba - UFPB, Department of Civil Engineering
City University, S/N, Castelo Branco, zipcode 58.051-085
João Pessoa-PB
Brazil




Contributor(s):
Alejandro Manzano-Ramírez
Fraccionamiento Real de Juriquilla
CINVESTAV-Querétaro, Libramiento Norponiente # 2000
Querétaro, Qro
México


Ana Cecilia Vieira Nóbrega
Department of Civil Engineering
Federal University of Pernambuco
Recife-PE
Brazil


Benedikt Demmert
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Glass and Ceramics (WW3), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstrasse 5
Erlangen
Germany


Corinna F. Böhm
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Glass and Ceramics (WW3), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstrasse 5
Erlangen
Germany


Eng. Kai Li
College of Civil Engineering
Hunan University
Hunan Sheng
China


Eng. Piet Stroeven
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Delft University of Technology
Delft
The Netherlands


George Rzevski
Centre for Complexity and Design
The Open University
Milton Keynes
UK


José Augusto Gomes Neto
Federal University of Paraíba
João Pessoa-PB
Brazil


José Luis Reyes Araiza
C. U. Cerro de las Campanas, Centro
DIPFI, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro,
Querétaro, Qro
México


Khosrow Ghavami
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil


Mario Villalón
Av. Playa Pie de la Cuesta, No. 702, Desarrollo San Pablo
Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI)
Santiago de Querétaro, Qro
México


Marios C. Phocas
Department of Architecture
University of Cyprus
Nicosia
Cyprus


Martina Schüßler
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Glass and Ceramics (WW3), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstrasse 5
Erlangen
Germany


Niki I. Georgiou
Department of Architecture
University of Cyprus
Nicosia
Cyprus


Normando Perazzo Barbosa
Dept. of Civil Engineering
Federal University of Pernambuco
João Pessoa
PB
Brazil


Odysseas Kontovourkis
Department of Architecture
University of Cyprus
Nicosia
Cyprus


Sandra Reyes Ortiz
Federal University of Paraíba
João Pessoa-PB
Brazil


Stephan E. Wolf
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Glass and Ceramics (WW3), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstrasse 5
Erlangen
Germany
/
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Haberstrasse 9a
Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS)
Erlangen
Germany


Theófilo Barreto Moreira Oliveira
Federal University of Paraíba, Campus Mamanguape
Brazil


Ulisses Targino Bezerra
Federal Institute of Paraíba-IFPB, Civil Construction
Av. Primeiro de Maio, 720, Jaguaribe, zipcode 58.
João Pessoa
PB
Brazil


Viktor Stabnikov
National University of Food Technologies
Kyiv
Ukraine


Volodymyr Ivanov
National University of Food Technologies
Kyiv
Ukraine




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