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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2005 Vol.6 No.10 P.1095~1099


Porous structures of natural materials and bionic design

Author(s):  ZHANG Jian-zhong, WANG Jiu-gen, MA Jia-ju

Affiliation(s):  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   zjzbox@tom.com, me_jg@public.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Natural materials, Porous structure, Bionic design, SEM

ZHANG Jian-zhong, WANG Jiu-gen, MA Jia-ju. Porous structures of natural materials and bionic design[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2005, 6(10): 1095~1099.

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This investigation and morphology analysis of porous structure of some kinds of natural materials such as chicken eggshell, partridge eggshell, pig bone, and seeds of mung bean, soja, ginkgo, lotus seed, as well as the epidermis of apples, with SEM (Scanning Electronic Microscope) showed that natural structures’ pores can be classified into uniform pores, gradient pores and multi pores from the viewpoint of the distribution variation of pore density, size and geometry. Furthermore, an optimal design of porous bearings was for the first time developed based on the gradient configuration of natural materials. The bionic design of porous structures is predicted to be widely developed and applied in the fields of materials and mechanical engineering in the future.

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