A new class of bioinspired mechanical metamaterials
The aim of the EU-funded BOHEME project is the technological development of a new class of mechanical metamaterials, drawing inspiration from Nature for their design.
Exploiting knowledge from various disciplines (from biology to mathematics, from ocean engineering to materials science), we start from the inovative assumption that the working principle behind metamaterials is already exploited in nature and that through evolution this has led to optimised designs for wave and vibration control and impact damping.
BOHEME will take a disruptive approach for applications over various wavelength scales, from non-destructive testing to noise reduction to low-frequency vibration control (including seismic waves), to coastal protection or energy harvesting from ocean waves.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 863179.