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A methodology for the generation of biomimetic design concepts

Badarnah, Lidia and Kadri, Usama 2015. A methodology for the generation of biomimetic design concepts. Architectural Science Review 58 (2) , p. 120. 10.1080/00038628.2014.922458

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Systems found in nature provide a large database of strategies and mechanisms that can be implemented in biomimetic designs. Although several biomimetic design strategies are currently available, the generation of a successful design concept is still challenging. A major challenge is the absence of a systematic selective design methodology that is capable of identifying the relevant systems and then abstracting their strategies and mechanisms.In this paper, some existing biomimetic design strategies applied for nature emulation are analysed. As an outcome,a methodology for the generation of biomimetic design concepts is developed. The design methodology selects dominant strategies that function simultaneously in nature and provides selective user-friendly tools, which facilitate the generation of preliminary design concepts. An example for the generation process of a design concept is presented.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomimetics; architecture; adaptation; building envelope; design concept generation; methodology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0003-8628
Date of Acceptance: 5 May 2014
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 15:08

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