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Volume 174, 20183rd Scientific Conference Environmental Challenges in Civil Engineering (ECCE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Design of Buildings, Including Reconstruction and Renovation of Antique Buildings|
|Published online||26 June 2018|
Bionic forms in search of structural models in architecture
Department of Structural Design, Construction and Technical Infrastructure, Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa Street 55, 00-659 Warsaw, Poland
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Bionics is an interdisciplinary field of science, the aim of which is to create models that map processes and principles of functioning of the living organisms that can be transferred to technology. The bionic design is an interesting trend in contemporary architecture, which is characterized by the search for spatial forms in analogy to living organisms. The analyses of the possibilities to describe natural patterns using mathematical models that enable the transfer of biological structures are of particular importance. The natural patterns open up new ways to look for effective structures and materials. Shaping the forms "adapted" to the conditions, the environment and the surroundings is an element of structural design optimized in terms of working loads, which exists in accordance with the idea of a sustainable development. The paper presents the results of the research on the possibility of using mathematical models in architecture that mimic the forms found in nature and the analysis of the efficiency of bionic and geometrical forms due to the minimum weight criterion.
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