HANNOVER MESSE 2019,
01 - 05 April
Alfred Wegener Institut
In medical engineering low weight, high stability and air permeability are highly important for orthopedic casts treating bone fractures and other injuries as well as for orthoses, which need to be worn long-term. They require a low weight, high stability and air permeability. Our honeycombed fractal (self-similar) structures are based on the exoskeletons of marine diatoms, which have been developed through evolution and competition over millions of years. The use of these bionic fractal structures has several advantages especially in orthopedics and medical technology of splints and casts.
Bionics - Engineering powered by nature
Investigation of natural vibrations and lightweight design potential of different lattice and honeycomb structures
This project investigates to which extent bio-inspired ...
Plankton forms the basis of the food chain in pelagic ecosystems.
Many planktonic organisms have distinct, highly specialized forms that have evolved over the course ...
The complex, irregular lightweight structures of marine planktonic organisms are highly robust towards variable mechanical challenges in their environment. Technically ...
- AWI cooperates closely with ELISE GmbH, which in turn is a spin-off of the institute.
- ELISE focuses on software development in the field of Generative Engineering.
Development of a modular sample inlet system for sensors by bionic structure optimization and additive manufacturing.
Established sample inlet systems with low ...
The extraordinary forces experienced during rollover accidents call for high performance stiffening structures, especially within the A-pillar of convertibles. The ...