Yiatros, S and Wadee, MA and Hunt, GR (2007) The load-bearing duct: Biomimicry in structural design. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 160. pp. 179-188. ISSN 1478-4629Full text not available from this repository.
The philosophical aspects of applying the principles of biomimicry are explored in a case study of structural design. Integrating structural engineering with services engineering can be regarded, to some extent, as taking principles from biological systems and applying them to large-scale conceptual design. The end-product discussed herein a so-called load-bearing duct, a functional naturally ventilated multi-storey office building that takes the applied loading efficiently both structurally and cost-effectively giving it the potential to be sustainable throughout its design life.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Buildings, structures & design Environment|
|Divisions:||Div A > Fluid Mechanics|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2014 11:29|
|Last Modified:||26 Jan 2015 03:48|