Shark Skin panels represent biomimetic structure designed, analyzed and generated by digital tools and technology. Specific characteristics of shark skin denticles are inspiration for the designed biomimetic panels. Shark skin denticles geometry minimizes the turbulence of the water in micro scale. The aim of this project is to transfer the analogies shape in macro scale in order to reduce unfavorable wind velocity in urban areas. Computational fluid dynamic analysis proved the significant wind reduction of the shark skin panels compared to other surfaces.Base plane of the designed panels use the irregular hexagonal tessellation, such as sharkskin itself, and surface is generated as a section of two ruled surfaces with mutually orthogonal directrix and generatrix. The panels are made by industrial robot using the hotwire styrofoam cutting technique.
Project is conducted over the 4th eCAADe International Regional Workshop held in Novi Sad 19th and 20th May 2016.
Credits: dr Bojan Tepavčević, dr Vesna Stojaković, Marko Jovanović, Ivana Bajšanski, Marko Vučić, Dejan Mitov
Collaborators: Ioanna Dimitrou, Michaelina Stylianou, Philippos Michael, Styliana Gregoriou, Konstantinos Chatzimanolis, Milena Stavrić, Milos Đuričić, Maja Ilić, Dragana Tepić, Ana Toljić, Rada Kocić, Vukašin Vasić, Milica Dukić, Milan Varga, Milena Andrić, Florina Dutt