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, Michael Mangan, Tony J. Prescott, Vasiliki Vouloutsi, Anna Mura, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Minoru Asada
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages287-294
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030247409
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 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

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Robustness
Natural Selection
Heat Conduction
Heat conduction
Leaves
Damage
Topology
Numerical Simulation
Computer simulation
Demonstrate
Design
Strategy

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Yao, H., Dai, R., & Marvi, H. (2019). A Robust and Efficient Cooler Design Inspired by Leaf Venation. In U. Martinez-Hernandez, M. Mangan, T. J. Prescott, V. Vouloutsi, A. Mura, P. F. M. J. Verschure, & M. Asada (Eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 8th International Conference, Living Machines 2019, Proceedings (pp. 287-294). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11556 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24741-6_25

A Robust and Efficient Cooler Design Inspired by Leaf Venation. / Yao, Houpu; Dai, Rui; Marvi, Hamidreza.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 8th International Conference, Living Machines 2019, Proceedings. ed. / Uriel Martinez-Hernandez; Michael Mangan; Tony J. Prescott; Vasiliki Vouloutsi; Anna Mura; Paul F.M.J. Verschure; Minoru Asada. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 287-294 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11556 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yao, H, Dai, R & Marvi, H 2019, A Robust and Efficient Cooler Design Inspired by Leaf Venation. in U Martinez-Hernandez, M Mangan, TJ Prescott, V Vouloutsi, A Mura, PFMJ Verschure & M Asada (eds), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 8th International Conference, Living Machines 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 11556 LNAI, Springer Verlag, pp. 287-294, 8th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2019, Nara, Japan, 7/9/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24741-6_25
Yao H, Dai R, Marvi H. A Robust and Efficient Cooler Design Inspired by Leaf Venation. In Martinez-Hernandez U, Mangan M, Prescott TJ, Vouloutsi V, Mura A, Verschure PFMJ, Asada M, editors, Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 8th International Conference, Living Machines 2019, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2019. p. 287-294. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24741-6_25
Yao, Houpu ; Dai, Rui ; Marvi, Hamidreza. / A Robust and Efficient Cooler Design Inspired by Leaf Venation. Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 8th International Conference, Living Machines 2019, Proceedings. editor / Uriel Martinez-Hernandez ; Michael Mangan ; Tony J. Prescott ; Vasiliki Vouloutsi ; Anna Mura ; Paul F.M.J. Verschure ; Minoru Asada. Springer Verlag, 2019. pp. 287-294 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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