Plant biomechanics


Douglas Cook, Brigham Young University



This session will be dedicated to research focused on the application of traditional principles from solid and fluid mechanics to the study of plant form and function. Research topics such as response to environmental factors, the measurement of mechanical tissue properties, fracture/failure of plant organs or tissues, fluid transport within plant tissues, the modeling of plant growth and development, biomimicry, predictive modeling of mechanical stresses, and multi-scale modeling of plant mechanics will be presented.