3-D Modelling of Biological Systems for Biomimetics

Zhang, Shujun and Hapeshi, Kevin and Chen, Donghui and Zhang, Xu (2016) 3-D Modelling of Biological Systems for Biomimetics. In: Bio-Inspired Surfaces and Applications. World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 321-388. ISBN 978-981-4704-48-9

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Abstract

With the advanced development of computer-based enabling technologies, many engineering, medical, biology, chemistry, physics and food science etc have developed to the unprecedented levels, which lead to many research and development interests in various multi-discipline areas. Among them, biomimetics is one of the most promising and attractive branches of study. Biomimetics is a branch of study that uses biological systems as a model to develop synthetic systems. To learn from nature, one of the fundamental issues is to understand the natural systems such animals, insects, plants and human beings etc. The geometrical characterisation and representation of natural systems is an important fundamental work for biomimetics research. 3D modeling plays a key role in the geometrical characterisation and representation, especially in computer graphical visualization. This chapter firstly presents the typical procedure of 3D modelling methods and then reviews the previous work of 3D geometrical modelling techniques and systems developed for industrial, medical and animation applications. Especially the chapter discusses the problems associated with the existing techniques and systems when they are applied to 3D modelling of biological systems. In addition, the chapter also presents two case studies of authors’ own work. Based upon the discussions, the chapter proposes some areas of research interests in 3D modelling of biological systems and for Biomimetics.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 10
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D geometrical modelling techniques, Biomimetics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Technology > Technical Computing
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 12:24
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 15:58
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3474

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