Optimisation of Materials Properties in Living Systems
This teaching and learning package discusses the uses of merit indices in conjunction with materials-selection maps focusing on biomaterials. The derivation of merit indices is discussed and biological examples are shown.
Image of palm trees being blown by strong winds during a hurricane. Reproduced with permission of NOAA.
First created: October 2005. Last updated: January 2008. Converted to HTML5: July 2021.