Journal of Bionic Engineering

, Volume 5, Supplement 1, pp 87–90 | Cite as

Storm Resistant Boat Designing Based on the Geometry and Movement of Water Strider

  • Ali Sheikhpour Ghasseminia
  • Ali FarajiEmail author


A novel conceptual model of boat is developed based on the bionic properties of water strider. This four-legged model is called storm resistance boat. Concentrated balancing forces, asymmetry of arms and smooth motion against waves and the effect of arms length on the reduction of drag and effects of wave are the major characteristics of water strider which are considered for designing this model. The results indicate the characteristic improvement of the small boat and its resistance against strong waves as well as marine ill-conditions. This boat can be considered as a high speed rescue boat in marine traffic.


water strider storm resistant boat legged bionic boat design balancing system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Design, University College of Fine ArtsUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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