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Classification Of Biological Phenomena To Aid In Search And Retrieval For Biomimicry, Kevin Murray May 2013

Classification Of Biological Phenomena To Aid In Search And Retrieval For Biomimicry, Kevin Murray

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Biomimetic design offers an avenue for designers to expand the solution realm by offering surface dissimilar analogies. However, a significant challenge within biomimetic design has been offering a suitable method for discovery and retrieval of inspiring biological phenomena to aid in conceptual design. This research proposes an approach for classifying both biological systems and engineering products into the type of problem being addressed. This allows designers to search for inspirational phenomena based on the type of problem that they are trying to solve. Initially this classification is performed with product-phenomenon pairings that have already been attributed to biomimetic design from ...