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Emergence of the interplay between hierarchy and contact splitting in biological adhesion highlighted through a hierarchical shear lag model
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017-02)
Contact unit size reduction is a widely studied mechanism as a means to improve adhesion in natural fibrillar systems, such as those observed in beetles or geckos. However, these animals also display complex structural ...
Modeling and simulation in tribology across scales: An overview
This review summarizes recent advances in the area of tribology based on the outcome of a Lorentz Center workshop surveying various physical, chemical and mechanical phenomena across scales. Among the main themes discussed ...
A 2-D model for friction of complex anisotropic surfaces
The friction force observed at macroscale is the result of interactions at various lower length scales that are difficult to model in a combined manner. For this reason, simplified approaches are required, depending on the ...
The influence of substrate roughness, patterning, curvature, and compliance in peeling problems
(IOP Publishing, 2018-01)
Biological adhesion, in particular the mechanisms by which animals and plants 'stick' to surfaces, has been widely studied in recent years, and some of the structural principles have been successfully applied to bioinspired ...
Grafting carbon nanotubes onto carbon fibres doubles their effective strength and the toughness of the composite
© 2018 Bioinspiration can lead to exceptional mechanical properties in a number of biological materials as a result of their internal structure. In particular, the hierarchical arrangement of nano-to macro-components can ...