Materials Design Principles of Fish Scales and Armor

  • Hermann Ehrlich
Part of the Biologically-Inspired Systems book series (BISY, volume 4)


Models for new engineering designs are based on high-performance natural materials and systems including biological materials. Fish scales, which serve in the animal for many functional roles simultaneously, possess high biomimetic potential for bioinspiration and development of different armor-based constructs, superoleophobic as well as self cleaning surfaces. The diversity of fish scale shapes, their mechanical properties and broad variety of biomimetic applications are discussed in this chapter.


Drag Reduction Fish Scale Pressure Drag Fish Skin Armor System 
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  • Hermann Ehrlich
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  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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