Birkedal group on the cover of Advanced Engineering Materials

The cover art illustrates 3D printed mother-of-pearl model structures

2017.07.05 | Lene Conley

The group of Henrik Birkedal has recently published in Advance Engineering Materials together with researchers from the Wyss Institute of Harvard University. The paper (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adem.201770018/abstract) describes a new approach to studying complex materials by combining 3D printing with parametric modeling design tools traditionally used in architecture. The new approach is exemplified by a study of the importance of various structural design parameters for the mechanical performance of mother-of-pearl (nacre) like structures, one of which is shown on the cover. The paper was highlighted in Advanced Science News (http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/uncovering-natures-design-strategies/).

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