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Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability

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  • Offers readers essential insights into biomimetic design methods for transferring design solutions from nature to technology

  • Includes an extensive literature review on biomimicry as an engine of both innovation and sustainability

  • Details the biomimetic design process, current biomimetic design methods and tools

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Biomimetic Design Methods—Literature Review

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 31-44
    3. Literature Review Conclusions and Definition of Research Target

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 45-49
  3. Research Method

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51
    2. Research Model

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 53-60
  4. Research Methodology, Process and Results

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-74
    2. Functional Patterns

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 75-81
    3. Structure-Function Patterns

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 83-103
    4. Sustainability Patterns

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 105-120
  5. Experimentation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
    2. Case Studies

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 137-172
    3. Lab and Field Experiments

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 173-202
  6. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 203-203
    2. Discussion and Summary

      • Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich
      Pages 205-208
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 209-254

About this book

Presenting a novel biomimetic design method for transferring design solutions from nature to technology, this book focuses on structure-function patterns in nature and advanced modeling tools derived from TRIZ, the theory of inventive problem-solving.
 
The book includes an extensive literature review on biomimicry as an engine of both innovation and sustainability, and discusses in detail the biomimetic design process, current biomimetic design methods and tools.
 
The structural biomimetic design method for innovation and sustainability put forward in this text encompasses (1) the research method and rationale used to develop and validate this new design method; (2) the suggested design algorithm and tools including the Findstructure database, structure-function patterns and ideality patterns; and (3) analyses of four case studies describing how to use the proposed method.
 
This book offers an essential resource for designers who wish to use nature as a source of inspiration and knowledge, innovators and sustainability experts, and scientists and researchers, amongst others.

Keywords

  • Biomimicry
  • Transferring design solutions
  • Design algorithms
  • Sustainable design
  • Structure-function patterns
  • Bioinspired Design
  • algorithm analysis and problem complexity

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Yael Helfman Cohen

  • Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Yoram Reich

About the authors

Yael Helfman Cohen received a PhD in Biomimetic Design from Tel-Aviv university for her research titled: "Biomimicry design method for innovation and sustainability". She also holds an MSc in Management Science and a BSc in Industrial Engineering Management.
Since 2014, she has been a manager at the Biomimicry Lab at Tel Aviv University, and since 2009 she is co-founder and CEO of Biomimicry IL. An Editor of the Israeli biomimetic online journal, member of the Biomimetic ISO international committee and organizer of the yearly conference "Biomimicry- Academy & Industry", Dr. Helfman Cohen has years of teaching experience and is intensively involved in many academic activities. She has published several papers in journals and conference papers.

Yoram Reich
is a Full Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University. He has practiced engineering design for more than 7 years and has held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, and Stanford University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Research in Engineering Design, an associate editor of Design Science, and an editorial board member of 6 other international journals; a founder and past co-chair of the Design Theory special interest group of the Design Society, and an elected member of its Advisory Board.

He is also a Fellow of the Design Research Society. Previously, he was the chair of the Israeli chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and served several additional years on its managerial board. Prof. Reich’s research focuses on product design methods and theories, flexible development processes, computer-aided design, data mining, and design research methodology. He has published over 200 papers on these subjects and advised more than 40 graduate and PhD students.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability

  • Authors: Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33997-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-33996-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-81651-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-33997-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 254

  • Number of Illustrations: 33 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Engineering Design, Algorithms, Biostatistics, Economic Development, Innovation and Growth

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-33997-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)