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Bio-Inspired Surfaces and Applications (Hardcover)

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Using the example of drag-reducing shark skin, this volume describes recent technology developments in biomimetic drag-reducing surfaces and their application to fluid and soil engineering, as well as the possible application of bio-inspired drag-reducing technology in natural gas pipelines. Contributed by engineers from Asia, the US, the UK, and Australia, chapters discuss self-cleaning and superhydrophobic surfaces, treatments and constructing a digital model of biological shark skin/shark, approaches to manufacturing low viscous resistance drag with biomimetic textures, characteristic analysis of drag-reducing surfaces with biological morphology, and biomimetic surfaces for enhanced dropwise condensation heat transfer. Others address large-scale fabrication of a biomimetic drag-reduction surface via bio-replication of shark skin, how drag reduction of flow over a circular cylinder can be done through a dimpled surface, fluid flow in a biomimetics simulated vessel with a grooved surface, 3-D modeling of biological systems for biomimetics, superhydrophobic surfaces with hierarchical structures inspired by leaves, bio-inspired macro-morphologic surface modifications to reduce soil-tool adhesion, the application of bio-inspired surfaces in reducing adhesion to the surfaces of soil-engaging components of agricultural and earth-moving machinery, and the application of bionic technologies for soil-engaging tillage components. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 580
Genre: Technology, Science
Sub-Genre: Biotechnology, Material Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 14, 2016
TCIN: 51224853
UPC: 9789814704489
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9445

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