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Branching and Cellular logic A pattern of deep, tapered veins on the underside of the lilypads have evolved to increase stiffness and buoyancy. Vein patterns are driven by a branching logic but also a cellular logic, both driven by a differential of vascular performance vs. structural capacity. The pattern, based on incremental subdivisions, has a biomathematical similarity to dragonfly wings and alligator skin.


Branching and Cellular logic The complex result of multiple patterning systems interweaving in response to force flows and material properties. They consist of both honeycomb patterns which are flexible and exhibit membrane behavior and ladder-type patterns which are stiff and exhibit beam-like behavior. These patterns are characterized by their rule-based interaction in terms of cell density, cell shape, and cell depth. This complex mineral skeleton is skinned with translucent cuticle which eliminates shear failure in-plane. The composite morphology of skeleton and skin is what ultimately generates the performance.


site IMPORTANT COMPONENTS - resources-sunlight, - weightlessness - minerals - principal market

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deformation of form


growth: expansion of modules different types of connection

Three-dimensional forms evolve from the association of modules (cell). Each component cell resembles a free-living unicell, but all are united by cellular connections and branching, which may be important in coordinating the development of the expansion.


3D model: exterior view


3D model: exterior view

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