Thin-walled tubular stems resist buckling: bamboo
The stems of many plants may resist buckling by including transverse bulkheads that prevent ovalization.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Using transverse supports in thin hollow tubes for communications towers, pipes, wind turbines, ship masts, nanomaterials and other upright structures, to reduce both buckling and overall material use.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Communications, engineering, wind energy, shipping, nanotechnology
Kalman Schulgasser (Retired)
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev