Biomimetic and Bioinspired Engineering Design (MDES 641) Course Details

Course Name: Biomimetic and Bioinspired Engineering Design
Code: MDES 641
Pre-requisite Course(s): Consent of the instructor
Objective: This course intends to give a sound background and advanced practice about biomimetic design with an extensive study on a biological systems and a capstone design practice on a similar topic in engineering domain. The course aims to develop fundamental design phenomena of the design in nature. The course aims to bridge biological systems domain and engineering systems domain on several case studies. Students will gain the ability of designing robot-like machines mimicking biological systems.
Content: Definitions, Terminology and Concepts in Biomimetics. Review of biological systems for kinematic and dynamic analysis, for structural analysis, and for behavioral modeling. Reverse engineering as applied to biological systems. Mapping concepts of biological systems on the engineering systems. Theories and application principles of modeling and scaling for engineering design. Case studies. Term design project assignments.
Term: Autumn
Theory: 2
Application: 2
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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