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Survival of the cheapest


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Vincent, J. F. V., 2002. Survival of the cheapest. Materials Today, 5 (12), pp. 24-41.

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Abstract

The use of materials and energy drawn from both animals and plants to fabricate durable materials and cheap structures is discussed. The low usage of energy appeared under science, industry as well as the society. The hedgehogs and porcupines are compared to understand and suggest new concepts that can be misled by preconceptions. The supply of materials can be made inexhaustible by recycling them properly and readily using the available materials.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsVincent, J. F. V.
Uncontrolled Keywordscosts, ecology, composite structures, materials science, liquid crystals, biomimetic materials, recycling
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code2587

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