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Vol. 51 (2010) No. 3 September n. 165

Structural Morphology and Self-Organization

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 51 (2010) No. 3 September n. 165
  • Pages: 217-231
  • Title: Structural Morphology and Self-Organization
  • Author(s): E. Stach
  • Keywords: Structural morphology, self-organization, bionics, technology, architecture
This paper categorizes self-organization processes in nature into four categories: physics, mathematics, statics, and mechanics—abstracting these processes into simplified analytical methods. It is also an investigation into some fundamental principles concerning the logic of form optimization in nature in relation to special and physical constraints. One of the chief aims of this study is to make a contribution towards a true and complete understanding of optimization processes in nature by dealing with these processes according to their origins, principles, processes, essential features and scope. It has been attempted to establish, both by argument and evidence that the same optimization processes used in nature can be used in architecture.

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