Biomechanics of Pouched StructureStudies
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Pouched structure filled with fluid is often observed in creatures such as earthworm and sea anemone and so on. The structure is called hydraulic skeleton that transforms the body by changing inner pressure. As the body is innately flexible, notable new features that conventional mechanical systems do not have will be realized using hydraulic skeleton. We are also interested in motion mechanism of organs with pouched structures such as intestine and heart.
We approach these themes as "biomechanics of 腔" using a Kanji character denoting pouched structure.