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Copier, Rick (author)
Objective: this paper aims to evaluate the adhesive and frictional properties of the keratinised epithelium on the adhesive pads of tree frogs. Modeling methods: two modeling methods have been developed. One of these methods involves the implementation of discrete fibres in a relatively compliant material matrix while the other method involves...
master thesis 2021
van Broekhoven, Tim (author)
<b>Background</b>: Soft-tissue grip is a challenge in minimally invasive surgery. Grasping instruments used in clinical practice require high pinch forces in order to generate sufficient grip for manipulating soft tissue without slipping.<br/>In nature, several animals employ adhesion in order to grip on, not only hard, but also soft substrates....
master thesis 2017