Of all the ways the connections of structural elements in engineering and biology might be classified, our purposes will be well served by the two dichotomies “releasable/permanent” and “rigid/flexible”.


Technological Application Biological Mechanism Distinct Category Biological Structure Flexible Joint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Nachtigall
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  1. 1.Zoologisches InstitutUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenW. Germany

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