Special Issue "Recent Advances in Biomechanics and Biomimetic Mechanics"

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Guest Editors
Prof. Jianlin Liu, China University of Petroleum (East China), China
Prof. Peijian Chen, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Dr. Chicheng Ma, Shandong University of Technology, China


With millions of years’ evolution, biologies including plants and animals have possessed perfect and exquisite biological systems, with highly developed complexity and specialty. Based on the spirit “learn from nature”, people have got comprehensive understandings of the special functions of biology, and many new devices and materials have been invented by bionic design. As a consequence, Bionics has a wide spectrum of applications in many areas, such as aerospace, material science, chemical engineering, architecture.   

Mechanics modeling and numerical simulations are fundamental tools in the investigation of a broad variety of physical phenomena and engineering problems, and in particular in biomechanics and biomimetic mechanics. By mechanical models, we can probe real situations simply and predict the behaviour of these complicated biological systems accurately.

In this special issue, we will collect recent advances on biomechanics and biomimetic mechanics. This topic may deal with: mechanics of tissues or organs on biology; biomimetics on surface or interface and wetting problems; cell mechanics; locomotion of animals; mechanical behaviors of plants; mechanical response of biology in multi-physical fields, etc. In this special issue, we mainly collect works with skills in modeling and numerical simulations, related to biomechanics and biomimetic mechanics. We expect these studies can enrich our knowledge on the bio-inspired world, and widen our eyes in exploring this world: beautiful and colorful.    

Biomechanics; biomimetic mechanics; bio-inspired mechanics; numerical simulation; tissue mechanics; bionics; cell mechanics; multiphysical fields

Published Papers
  • Micro Hierarchical Structure and Mechanical Property of Sparrow Hawk (Accipiter nisus) Feather Shaf
  • Abstract In this study, the real 3D model of the feather shaft that is composed of medulla and cortex is characterized by X-ray computer tomography, and the structural features are quantitatively analyzed. Compression and tensile tests are conducted to evaluate the mechanical performance of the feather shaft and cortex at different regions. The analysis of the 3D model shows that the medulla accounts for ∼70% of the shaft volume and exhibits a closed-cell foam-like structure, with a porosity of 59%. The cells in the medulla show dodecahedron and decahedron morphology and have an equivalent diameter of ∼30 μm. In axial compression,… More
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