New composite sandwich beams inspired by woodpecker’s head
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New composite sandwich beams inspired by woodpecker's headScientists at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) are using computational modeling to optimize the ability of composite sandwich beams to absorb strong impacts. They applied their approach to a beam design inspired by the woodpecker's head, changing aspects of the structure to find the optimal solution. The findings were published in the journal Composite Structures.