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By Claus Mattheck,W. Linnard

The chook bone you nibbled the previous day and threw away used to be a high-tech product! not just that: it was once a superlative lightweight layout, functionally tailored to its mechanical standards. No engineer on the earth has, as but, been in a position to replica this structural member, that's excellently optimized in its exterior form and its inner structure as regards minimal weight and greatest energy. The tree stem on that you lately carved your initials has additionally, by means of life-long take care of its physique, gradually more suitable its inner and exterior constitution and tailored optimally to new quite a bit. during its biomechanical self-optimization it's going to heal up the notch you narrow as quickly as attainable, so that it will fix even the smallest weakness, which would in a different way expense it its existence within the subsequent typhoon. This e-book is devoted to the certainty of this biomechanical optimization of form. it's the synthesis of decades of intensive examine utilizing the newest desktop equipment on the Karlsruhe examine Centre to assist comprehend the mechanism of organic self-optimization (adaptive development) and to simulate it by way of desktop. the strategy newly constructed for this objective used to be known as CAO (Computer-Aided Optimization). With this system, it truly is attainable to foretell the expansion of bushes, bones and different organic buildings from the tiger's claw to the ocean urchin's skeleton.

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