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Scientists use bone properties to strengthen artificial materials
- November 30, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Our updated understanding of how bone tissue actually works can in fact soon become a major advantage in compiling truly unique and highly reliable building materials. In particular, today a team of experienced material engineering specialists from New York University of Cornwall presented their new project aimed at identifying the principles of how bone tissue can independently strengthen and how this principle can be used to make materials and devices known to us more more stable and reliable in its long and sometimes even extreme operation.
In particular, the work of the team of specialists focused on the first stage on identifying the principle by which the bone can resist high loads on itself. It turned out that its lattice structure is based on the overlapping of horizontal and vertical “uprights”, which not only withstand prolonged load cycles, but which can also increase the stability of the bone tissue itself. Over time, people lose primarily horizontal bone stakes, which significantly reduces its level of resistance to various loads, and in addition, the bone becomes more fragile in relation to small loads.
Having created a unique 3D-print of this design of a dynamic bone type, a team of specialists found that it is possible to increase the strength level of such a material by editing the lattice of the bone structure – and, accordingly, the same principle can be applied to third-party materials and devices that surround us .
In addition, formatted bone racks can become not only the main stronghold for increasing the strength of the material, but also a kind of main base for supporting additional loads. This means that in their adapted form, such material options can become part of the same elements of spacecraft that need to be not only extremely durable, but also extremely flexible in use.