AIAA Webinar: “Introduction to Bio-Inspired Engineering”

7 February 2013


Location: WEBINAR 1300-1430 EST
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Synopsis

The primary purpose of this webinar is to inform engineers and other technical professional in the use of bio-inspired engineering (BiE) to expand the design space of possible solutions to technical problems. We do that by first understanding how nature solves problems. Then, and at least as important, is learning how to translate biological knowledge into engineering practice. Even though the domain of biology is vast and new discoveries occur daily, much is known about biological solutions. Turning this knowledge into technical solutions is the challenge we face – it is also the focus of considerable attention in modern BiE, and hence this course as well.

Key Topics
  • A general overview of the relationship between living systems and engineering, and how biosystems can and do influence engineering design, from structural materials to systems engineering to the nature of design itself.
  • Applications of bio-systems to optimal design in engineering.
  • Structures and materials in nature
  • Special emphasis on compliant and smart structures
  • The bio-inspired engineering process


Who Should Attend

Those working in the fields of Design Engineering, Materials, and Structures should attend this webinar.