Biologically Inspired Textiles Book

Biologically Inspired Textiles

  • Author : A Abbott
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-09-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845695088

Biologically Inspired Textiles Book Description :

Biomimetic materials are those inspired from nature and implemented into new fibre and fabric technologies. Biologically inspired textiles explores the current state of the art in this research arena and examines how biomimetics are increasingly applied to new textile technologies. Part one discusses the principles, production and properties of biomimetics. Chapters include recombinant DNA technologies and their application for protein production, spinning of fibres from protein solutions and structure/function relationships in spider silk. The second part of the book provides a review of the application of biomimetics to a range of textile applications, including the design of clothing and self cleaning textiles. Written by a distinguished team of international authors, Biologically inspired textiles is a valuable reference for textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile manufacturers and others in academia. Discusses the principles, production and properties of biomimetics Reviews the application of biomimetics to a range of textile disciplines Chapters explore recombinant DNA technologies, spinning of fibres and structure/function relationships in spider silk

Bio Inspired Engineering Book

Bio Inspired Engineering

  • Author : Christopher H. M. Jenkins
  • Publisher : Momentum Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606502259

Bio Inspired Engineering Book Description :

More and more, the patterns and scientific principles of natural living systems are being mimicked and exploited in man-made engineered systems and products. That trend is now starting to appear in the curricula design of engineering schools. This will be the first broad-based introduction to the influence of nature and biological systems in how things are designed and made, from new design paradigms and structural systems to "self-healing materials" and "smart" systems and robotics. Presented as a traditional textbook, with accompanying Solutions and Instructor's Manuals, it will offer both students and professionals new to the subject a window into the new world of engineering. The reader will find: * A general overview of the relationship between living systems and engineering and how biosystems can and do affect engineering design, from structural materials to thermal-fluid behavior to systems engineering * Applications of bio-systems to robotics and biomedical engineering. * End of chapter problems and exercises to reinforce design concepts and expand understanding.

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing Book

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing

  • Author : John T Williams
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081011348

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing Book Description :

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing provides systematic coverage of the key types of finishes and high performance materials, from conventional wax and silicone, through controversial, but widely used fluoropolymers and advanced techniques, such as atmospheric plasma deposition and sol-gel technology. The book is an essential resource for all those engaged in garment development, production and finishing, and for academics engaged in research into apparel technology and textile science. Rapid innovation in this field is driving new performance demands in many areas, including the sporting and military sectors. However, another innovation driver is the regulatory framework in the USA, Europe and globally, addressing both health concerns (e.g. with PFOS / PFOA) and environmental impacts (e.g. C8 fluorocarbon finishes). Both of these aspects are fully covered, along with the replacement materials / technologies currently available and under development. In addition, oleophobic and multifunctional coatings are discussed, as are aspects of performance, testing and applications in sportswear, protective clothing, and footwear. Introduces innovative materials and technologies, exploring their current and potential use across different sectors Provides expert guidance on the health and environmental aspects of key waterproof materials and coatings and their associated regulations Demystifies testing processes and design principles

Engineered Biomimicry Book

Engineered Biomimicry

  • Author : Akhlesh Lakhtakia
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-05-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123914323

Engineered Biomimicry Book Description :

Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as VelcroTM (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and their related functions. From bioinspired computing and medical products to biomimetic applications like artificial muscles, MEMS, textiles and vision sensors, Engineered Biomimicry explores a wide range of technologies informed by living natural systems. Engineered Biomimicry helps physicists, engineers and material scientists seek solutions in nature to the most pressing technical problems of our times, while providing a solid understanding of the important role of biophysics. Some physical applications include adhesion superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, structural coloration, photonic devices, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-lightweight structures. Explores biomimicry, a fast-growing, cross-disciplinary field in which researchers study biological activities in nature to make critical advancements in science and engineering Introduces bioinspiration, biomimetics, and bioreplication, and provides biological background and practical applications for each Cutting-edge topics include bio-inspired robotics, microflyers, surface modification and more

Handbook of Natural Fibres Book

Handbook of Natural Fibres

  • Author : Ryszard M Kozłowski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-09-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857095510

Handbook of Natural Fibres Book Description :

Growing awareness of environmental issues has led to increasing demand for goods produced from natural products, including natural fibres. The two-volume Handbook of natural fibres is an indispensable tool in understanding the diverse properties and applications of these important materials. Volume 2: Processing and applications focuses on key processing techniques for the improvement and broader application of natural fibres. Part one reviews processing techniques for natural fibres. Silk production and the future of natural silk manufacture are discussed, as well as techniques to improve the flame retardancy of natural fibres and chemical treatments to improve natural fibre properties. Ultraviolet-blocking properties, enzymatic treatment, and electrokinetic properties are also discussed. Part two goes on to investigate applications of natural fibres, including automotive applications, geotextiles, paper and packaging, and natural fibre composites (NFCs) for the construction and automotive industries. The use of flax and hemp, textiles made from jute and coir, antimicrobial natural fibres, and biomimetic textile materials are also considered, before a final discussion of enhancing consumer demand for natural textile fibres. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the two volumes of the Handbook of natural fibres are essential texts for professionals and academics in textile science and technology. Focuses on key processing techniques for the improvement and broader application of natural fibres Reviews processing techniques for natural fibres, including silk production and the future of natural silk manufacture Discusses ultraviolet-blocking properties, enzymatic treatment, and alectrokinetic properties, among other topics

Biologically Inspired Design Book

Biologically Inspired Design

  • Author : Ashok K Goel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447152484

Biologically Inspired Design Book Description :

From simple cases such as hook and latch attachments found in Velcro to articulated-wing flying vehicles, biology often has been used to inspire many creative design ideas. The scientific challenge now is to transform the paradigm into a repeatable and scalable methodology. Biologically Inspired Design explores computational techniques and tools that can help integrate the method into design practice. With an inspiring foreword from Janine Benyus, Biologically Inspired Design contains a dozen chapters written by some of the leading scholars in the transdisciplinary field of bioinspired design, such as Frank Fish, Julian Vincent and Jeannette Yen from biology, and Amaresk Chakrabarti, Satyandra Gupta and Li Shu from engineering. Based in part on discussions at two workshops sponsored by the United States National Science Foundation, this volume introduces and develops several methods and tools for bioinspired design including: Information-processing theories, Natural language techniques, Knowledge-based tools, and Functional approaches and Pedagogical techniques. By exploring these fundamental theories, techniques and tools for supporting biologically inspired design, this volume provides a comprehensive resource for design practitioners wishing to explore the paradigm, an invaluable guide to design educators interested in teaching the method, and a preliminary reading for design researchers wanting to investigate bioinspired design.

System and Circuit Design for Biologically Inspired Intelligent Learning Book

System and Circuit Design for Biologically Inspired Intelligent Learning

  • Author : Temel, Turgay
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2010-10-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609600204

System and Circuit Design for Biologically Inspired Intelligent Learning Book Description :

"The objective of the book is to introduce and bring together well-known circuit design aspects, as well as to cover up-to-date outcomes of theoretical studies in decision-making, biologically-inspired, and artificial intelligent learning techniques"--Provided by publisher.

Extreme Textiles Book

Extreme Textiles

  • Author : Maltida McQuaid
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-02
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 156898507X

Extreme Textiles Book Description :

"Featuring examples of fully realized products from all classes of technical textiles--architectural, product design, apparel, medicine, transportation, aerospace, industry, and the environment--Extreme Textiles highlights successful collaborations between design, industry, and science. Large, full-color illustrations and essays by some of today's most influential designers and scientists trace the extraordinary developments made in textiles over the last twenty years and suggest what is to come"--Back cover.

Wool and Textiles Sustainable Development Book

Wool and Textiles Sustainable Development

  • Author : Jian Zhong Shao
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9783035700459

Wool and Textiles Sustainable Development Book Description :

Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 13th International Wool Research Conference (IWRC-13) and AATCC Sustainability Symposium (AATCC-SS), June 10-14, 2015, Hangzhou, China

Bio Inspired Silicon Based Materials Book

Bio Inspired Silicon Based Materials

  • Author : Paul M. Zelisko
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-11-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401794398

Bio Inspired Silicon Based Materials Book Description :

The contributed volume addresses a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, biotechnology, synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and materials chemistry. The book will serve as a specialized review of the field of biologically inspired silicon-based structures. Researchers studying biologically inspired silicon materials chemistry will find this volume invaluable.

Bio Inspired Innovation and National Security Book

Bio Inspired Innovation and National Security

  • Author : National Defense University
  • Publisher : NDU Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780390406

Bio Inspired Innovation and National Security Book Description :

Despite the vital importance of the emerging area of biotechnology and its role in defense planning and policymaking, no definitive book has been written on the topic for the defense policymaker, the military student, and the private-sector bioscientist interested in the "emerging opportunities market" of national security. This edited volume is intended to help close this gap and provide the necessary backdrop for thinking strategically about biology in defense planning and policymaking. This volume is about applications of the biological sciences, here called "biologically inspired innovations," to the military. Rather than treating biology as a series of threats to be dealt with, such innovations generally approach the biological sciences as a set of opportunities for the military to gain strategic advantage over adversaries. These opportunities rangefrom looking at everything from genes to brains, from enhancing human performance to creating renewable energy, from sensing the environment around us to harnessing its power.

Functional Textiles for Improved Performance  Protection and Health Book

Functional Textiles for Improved Performance Protection and Health

  • Author : N Pan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857092878

Functional Textiles for Improved Performance Protection and Health Book Description :

The textile industry is increasingly based on ongoing innovation and development of higher performance products, and the field of functional textiles is no exception. This book explores the development of textiles with a wide range of functions, with the aim of improving the performance of the product in terms of the protection and health benefits that it can offer. The book is split into two parts. Part one focuses on functional textiles for improved performance and protection, with chapters reviewing antistatic, flame retardant and infrared functional textiles, among many others. Chapters in part two examine the uses of functional textiles in a medical context, including superhydrophobic materials, antibacterial textiles and insect-repellent materials. With its distinguished editors and contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities, Functional textiles for improved performance, protection and health is invaluable for textile scientists, technologists and engineers as well as those designing and manufacturing textiles. It is also a suitable reference for the academic sector. Examines the use of functional textiles in a medical context, including superhydrophobic materials, antibacterial textiles and insect-repellent materials Topics range from textile chemicals and their interaction with skin to novel pesticide protective clothing Considers anti-ultraviolet protection of clothing and flame retardant textiles

Clever Algorithms Book

Clever Algorithms

  • Author : Jason Brownlee
  • Publisher : Jason Brownlee
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446785065

Clever Algorithms Book Description :

This book provides a handbook of algorithmic recipes from the fields of Metaheuristics, Biologically Inspired Computation and Computational Intelligence that have been described in a complete, consistent, and centralized manner. These standardized descriptions were carefully designed to be accessible, usable, and understandable. Most of the algorithms described in this book were originally inspired by biological and natural systems, such as the adaptive capabilities of genetic evolution and the acquired immune system, and the foraging behaviors of birds, bees, ants and bacteria. An encyclopedic algorithm reference, this book is intended for research scientists, engineers, students, and interested amateurs. Each algorithm description provides a working code example in the Ruby Programming Language.