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Review of "Contact Mechanics and Friction: Physical Principles and Applications" by Valentin L. Popov

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      Spring model of biological attachment pads.

       S Gorb,  M Schargott,  V Popov (2006)
      Many animals bear adhesive pads on their limbs to attach to a variety of surfaces. Previous force measurements on pads of the great green bushcricket (Tettigonia viridissima) have shown that the maximum adhesion force depends on the initially applied force [Jiao et al., 2000. J. Exp. Biol. 203 (12), 1887-1895]. We have developed a model that explains this behaviour. The adhesive pad is modelled as a flexible layer that consists of independent linear springs connected to a rigid sphere. Each spring can generate an adhesive contact with the surface by means of the capillary force or due to van der Waals interactions. The model shows a very good agreement with the experiments.
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        Probabilistic fasteners with parabolic elements biological system artificial model and theoretical considerations

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          Natural Hook-and-loop Fasteners: Anatomy, Mechanical Properties, And Attachment Force of the Jointed Hooks of The Galium Aparine Fruit

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            Affiliations
            [1 ]Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute at the University of Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 1–9, D-24098 Kiel, Germany
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            Role: Associate Editor
            Journal
            Beilstein J Nanotechnol
            Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
            Beilstein-Institut (Trakehner Str. 7-9, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany )
            2190-4286
            2011
            25 January 2011
            : 2
            : 57-58
            3148062 10.3762/bjnano.2.7
            Copyright © 2011, Gorb; licensee Beilstein-Institut.

            This is an Open Access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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            Contact Mechanics and Friction: Physical Principles and Applications.

            2010. Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Heidelberg. 362 pages ISBN: 978-3-642-10802-0 (Print). ISBN: 978-3-642-10803-7 (Online).
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            Nanoscience
            Nanotechnology

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