Trusses provide support: Cholla cactus
The support structure of Cholla cacti provides stabilization via hollow cylindrical struts joined as trusses.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Bridge designs that minimize material use, pumping systems that double as structural supports.|
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Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Bridge designs that minimize material use, pumping systems that double as structural supports.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Architecture, structural engineering