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Variable stiffness biological and bio-inspired materials (2013)
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Friswell, M. I., Saavedra Flores, E. I., Friswell, M., & Xia, Y. (2013). Variable stiffness biological and bio-inspired materials. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 24(5), 529-540. https://doi.org/10.1177/1045389X12461722

This article reviews the main mechanisms of stiffness variation typically found in nature. The temporal changes in stiffness may be fully or partially reversible, or completely irreversible, and can be very slow or fast in time depending on the strat... Read More about Variable stiffness biological and bio-inspired materials.