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Code: 240550
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Goran Klobučar - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Frankić - Lectures
Lecturers: Matej Vucić, mag. oecol. et prot. nat. - Seminar

Matej Vucić, mag. oecol. et prot. nat. - Practicum
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Practicum 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
What is biometics/biomimicry and why is it necessary and useful? Bionics, biomimicry, and bio-nanotechnology - similarities, differences, and comparisons with biomimetics and its principles, methods? Alternative principles of design and how to compare them with biomimetic methods? Planet Earth - overview of operating conditions, limits and boundaries. Dynamic balance: evolution, life history, function, adaptive strategies. Life principles in nature and their application in human society - to develop in order to survive and adapt to changing conditions. Life principles in nature and their application in human society - use resources efficiently, be locally aligned and adaptable. What is a design challenge? Design methods in biomimicry - overview and examples, observation and discovery, making and evaluating, reconnecting with nature, students identify and choose a design challenge. Bioadhesion and new materials. Principles of adhesion and examples of bioadhesion and biomimetic solutions. Biomimetic composite materials and textiles. Colors and light. Structural coloring. Anti-reflection, passive cooling and arthropods. Biomimetics in architecture. Sustainable termite construction. Plants as inspiration in architecture. Self-cleaning surfaces and self-renewing materials. Regenerative urban design and ecosystem biomimicry. Ecosystem homeostasis. Application of ecosystem biomimicry in urban environments. Biomimetics in agronomy. Irrigation from the air. Permaculture. Holistic management and planned grazing. Transport, movement, and energy. Birds and high-speed trains. Whales, fish and windmills. Placoid scales, friction and fouling. Ornithopter. Smart devices. Innovative sensors. The gentle proboscis of a mosquito. Burrowing shellfish. Bio-inspired robotics. Development of biomimetics - guidelines.
  1. Baumeister, D.: Biomimicry Resource Handbook A Seed Bank Of Best Practices.
  2. Frankić, A., L. Greber and M. Farnsworth.: Teaching and learning with nature using a biomimicry-based approach to restore three keystone habitats: salt marsh, eel grass and shellfish beds.
  3. Bhushan, B.: Biomimetics lessons from nature an overview.
2. semester Not active
Izborni predmeti - Regular module - Zoology
Consultations schedule: