A Robust and Efficient Cooler Design Inspired by Leaf Venation

Houpu Yao, Rui Dai, Hamidreza Marvi

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Abstract

After years of evolution and natural selection, leaf venation yields to a complicated pattern to achieve better transfer efficiency together with higher structure robustness. In this paper, we use the design of a cooler as an example to explore the benefits of using such venation pattern. We first utilize a bio-inspired venation generation algorithm called space colonization to generate the venation patterns, which is used as the topology of a cooler system. Numerical simulations show that, the venation-inspired design is 10% more efficient than typical cooler in heat conduction, while is about twice more robust under physical damage. These results demonstrate that plants arrange their venation in a very efficient strategy, which can be a very promising source design for both efficiency and robustness considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 8th International Conference, Living Machines 2019, Proceedings
EditorsUriel Martinez-Hernandez, Vasiliki Vouloutsi, Anna Mura, Michael Mangan, Tony J. Prescott, Minoru Asada, Paul F.M.J. Verschure
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages287-294
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030247409
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event8th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2019 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Jul 9 2019Jul 12 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11556 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2019
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period7/9/197/12/19

Keywords

  • Bio-inspired
  • Cooler design
  • Leaf venation
  • Robustness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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