Leaves resist gravitational loading: broad-leaved trees
The broad leaf of a tree resists gravitational loading through its internal anisotropic structure: liquid-filled cells along the bottom resist compression, and, along the top, long cells with lengthwise fibers resist tension.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Anisotropic materials for energy production that respond to variations in sun position or wind.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Anisotropic materials for energy production that respond to variations in sun position or wind.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Photovoltaics, wind energyVibro-Wind - Wind harvesting