Compact Projects Research Area C

Compact Project 2020

Twist-to-bend ratios of petioles and transition zones with different shapes and tapering modes

In the context of the longevity of biological and technical materials systems, damage prevention is a crucial concept. Damage resulting from discontinuities in geometry and/or mechanical properties can be compensated by gradual transitions. Suitable biological models for later transfer into technical applications are plant leaves with a rod-shaped and U-shaped petiole and a planar lamina connected by a transition zone.

Principal Investigator and contact
Dr. Olga Speck

Doctoral researcher
Max Langer