Bones self-heal: vertebrates
Osteoclasts/osteoblasts of bones maintain skeletal homeostasis by resorbing bone/forming newly synthesized matrix.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Self-healing material such as concrete and ceramics. Building materials that adjust to internal and external stresses by adding or removing material as needed. Creating lightweight, yet strong materials by taking away unneeded material and adding material where stresses are greatest.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Construction, manufacturingCAO and SKO design software - Lightweighting software to use with FEM (Finite Element Method)
Self-repairing Concrete - Concrete
Self-healing Autonomous Material - Autonomous adaptive structures
Self-repairing concrete - Self-repairing concrete structures
Self-repairing polymer composites - Self-repairing polymer composites
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center