Trees are the largest living beings that have ever lived on Earth, with more than one hundred meters high, masses of several thousand tons, and ages of several thousand years. In order to achieve this, among other functional conditions, trees must cope with all kinds of mechanical loads. On that line of thought, this lecture presents some of the most important strategies of growth, anatomy and morphology that plants and trees use, from a biomimetic approach, to meet structural requirements. The idea is to highlight how species of the plant kingdom can serve as biomechanic models in engineering, architecture and industrial design applications. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between the structure and function of some plant systems to study materials and technological solutions, or simply to wonder with the wisdom of nature.
Mr Gustavo VARGAS-SILVA will present on Wednesday October 27 at 3 p.m. by videoconference a webinar entitled HOW - PLANTS AND TREES CAN INSPIRE US OR TALKING ABOUT PLANT BIOMECHANICS - Senior Researcher of Caviar Group UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY San Sebastian, Spain
27 October 2021, 15h0017h00
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