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Bio-inspired design of lightweight metal structure based on microstructure of fully ripe Loofah

Lei, Yongpeng; Wang, Hui; Qin, Qing Hua


It is well known that a naturally matured loofah has some distinct inherent properties including extremely low density and high absorbability, due to its unique fibrous microstructure and macro-cellular architecture including the spatial configuration of voids and solids. In this paper, we focus on patents and literature related to the development of a three-dimensional (3D) lightweight metallic structure by means of a design bio-inspired by the cellular architecture of a fully ripe loofah. To...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Recent Patents on Materials Science
DOI: 10.2174/1874464808666150105233832


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