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Adhesion and Friction in Biological Systems (Hardcover, 2012): Stanislav Gorb

Adhesion and Friction in Biological Systems (Hardcover, 2012)

Stanislav Gorb

Series: Biologically-Inspired Systems, 3

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This book is a collection of experimental studies demonstrating structure-function relationships in various biological systems having particular surface specialization to increase/decrease friction and adhesion. Studies on snake skin, adhesive pads, wing-interlocking devices and sticky mouthparts of insects as well as anti-adhesive and adhesive surfaces of plants are included in the volume containing four main subsections: (1) adhesion, (2) friction, (3) attachment-devices, (4) attachment-related behavior. Numerous experimental methods for characterizing tribological properties of biological surfaces at macro-, micro-, and nanoscale levels are demonstrated. This book is an excellent collection of publications on biotribology for both engineers and physicists working with biological systems as well as for biologists studying friction and adhesion. Inspirations from biology reported here may be also potentially interesting for biomimetics.

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Imprint: Springer
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Biologically-Inspired Systems, 3
Release date: October 2011
First published: 2012
Editors: Stanislav Gorb
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Edition: 2012
ISBN-13: 978-9400714441
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Applied physics & special topics > Biophysics
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Botany & plant sciences > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > General
Books > Professional & Technical > Mechanical engineering & materials > Mechanical engineering > Tribology (friction & lubrication)
Books > Professional & Technical > Mechanical engineering & materials > Materials science > Testing of materials > General
LSN: 9400714440
Barcode: 9789400714441

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