Biomimicry
Final Presentation
June13, 2014
Alice, Nambirajan,Suman
Giant Water Lily
Features
AmazonRiver – Large Leaf – Large flowers
Strategy
1) Leaves aregreenon the top and
red onthe bottom
Function
1) To absorb light of different wavelength
2) Attract pollinators with a fruity scent
Strategy
Function
2) Attract pollinators with a fruity scent
Lifecycle
Lifecycle of a Giant WaterLily flower
Day 1
White flower
attracts beetle;
Traps beetle
Day 2
Colourchanges
To Pi...
Strategy
3) Trapping the pollinator beetle
inside it for a day
Strategy
Beetle trapped inside the flower of
Giant WaterLily.
Function
3) Ensure pollen grains are
transferred for pollination
Strategy - Function
4) Strategy –Occupymaximum surface
of the water body
Function –To get maximum sunlight
Mechanism –Usin...
Strategy - Function
5) Strategy –Protect leaf from fish by
thorns on the underside
Function –To protect itself from fish
Strategy
6) Air filled girder-like structures on
the underside of the leaf.
Strategy
Web like air filled petiole, quadrangular
chamber formation.
Strategy
Function
6) To providesupport for the
large surface area of the leaf.
Life Principles
1) Use readilyavailablematerialsandenergy
Using air filled petioles for support
2) Fit formto function
Lar...
Life Principles
1) Cultivate cooperative relationships
- With Scarabbeetle, beetle gets nectar, flower gets pollinated
2) ...
Design Principle
Using air filled web like network for
Structural rigidity.
Applications
1) Infogcollectors
2) InTemporary...
Applications
1) In fog collectors
2) In Temporary shade providers
3) In flood recovery
1) Can beused as temporary shelter providers;
Also can be used as fog collectors.
Advantage: Light weight, Quick to deploy...
Used for buoyancy in floody regions
Application
Could be used during disaster management
Application
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The presentation that my team - Alice, Suman and myself made at the end of bio mimicry module held by Ms. Seema Anand at NID, Bangalore for DDE 13 batch from June June 9, 2014 to June 13, 2014.

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  • Slide #14 - what is the source for the detail image of the bottom of the leaf? I'd like to use it as the starting point for a piece of artwork, and need a release in the event that a picture of my art ends up being published. Thanks!
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Bio mimicry final presentation - Giant Water Lily

  1. 1. Biomimicry Final Presentation June13, 2014 Alice, Nambirajan,Suman
  2. 2. Giant Water Lily
  3. 3. Features AmazonRiver – Large Leaf – Large flowers
  4. 4. Strategy 1) Leaves aregreenon the top and red onthe bottom
  5. 5. Function 1) To absorb light of different wavelength
  6. 6. 2) Attract pollinators with a fruity scent Strategy
  7. 7. Function 2) Attract pollinators with a fruity scent
  8. 8. Lifecycle Lifecycle of a Giant WaterLily flower Day 1 White flower attracts beetle; Traps beetle Day 2 Colourchanges To Pink; beetle is released Day 3 Pink flower droops and falls
  9. 9. Strategy 3) Trapping the pollinator beetle inside it for a day
  10. 10. Strategy Beetle trapped inside the flower of Giant WaterLily.
  11. 11. Function 3) Ensure pollen grains are transferred for pollination
  12. 12. Strategy - Function 4) Strategy –Occupymaximum surface of the water body Function –To get maximum sunlight Mechanism –Using a large leaf
  13. 13. Strategy - Function 5) Strategy –Protect leaf from fish by thorns on the underside Function –To protect itself from fish
  14. 14. Strategy 6) Air filled girder-like structures on the underside of the leaf.
  15. 15. Strategy Web like air filled petiole, quadrangular chamber formation.
  16. 16. Strategy
  17. 17. Function 6) To providesupport for the large surface area of the leaf.
  18. 18. Life Principles 1) Use readilyavailablematerialsandenergy Using air filled petioles for support 2) Fit formto function Large leaves to capturemaximumsunlight 3) Replicatestrategiesthatwork Trapping thebeetle inside theflower for a day
  19. 19. Life Principles 1) Cultivate cooperative relationships - With Scarabbeetle, beetle gets nectar, flower gets pollinated 2) Use low energyprocesses 3) Reshuffle information -During cross pollination 4) Break down products into benign constituents 5) Do chemistry in water
  20. 20. Design Principle Using air filled web like network for Structural rigidity. Applications 1) Infogcollectors 2) InTemporaryshadeproviders 3) Infloodrecovery
  21. 21. Applications 1) In fog collectors 2) In Temporary shade providers 3) In flood recovery
  22. 22. 1) Can beused as temporary shelter providers; Also can be used as fog collectors. Advantage: Light weight, Quick to deploy Application
  23. 23. Used for buoyancy in floody regions Application
  24. 24. Could be used during disaster management Application

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