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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 Pink; beetle is released
Day 3
Pink flower droops and falls
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 –Using a large leaf
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
Large leaves to capturemaximumsunlight
3) Replicatestrategiesthatwork
Trapping thebeetle inside theflower for a day
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
Design Principle
Using air filled web like network for
Structural rigidity.
Applications
1) Infogcollectors
2) InTemporaryshadeproviders
3) Infloodrecovery
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
Application
Used for buoyancy in floody regions
Application
Could be used during disaster management
Application

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