Building based on mechanical stiffness of sea-sponges

sponge The Euplectella aspergillum is a cylindrical sponge that lives intropical waters. It has a height of 45 cm. Its exoskeleton conbionic_buildingsists of hydrated, amorphous silicon dioxide organized into a complexnetwork of spicules that supports the structure. These fibres, whichare 5-10 cm long and as thin as a hair form a crown at the foot ofthe network that anchors the sponge to the bottom of the ocean.

Technical application:

tall structures

Bionic application:

Euplectella aspergillum

Further description:

http://www.moreinspiration.com/article/2337/building-based-on-mechanical-stiffness-of-sea-sponges?q=stiff

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Sources + Picture-sources:

http://www.moreinspiration.com/article/2337/building-based-on-mechanical-stiffness-of-sea-sponges?q=stiff

http://joy4mind.com/?p=2924

http://www.trendhunter.com/photos/60393

 

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