Putting Biology into TRIZ: A Database of Biological Effects

7 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2005

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Julian F.V. Vincent

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Olga Bogatyreva

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Anja-Karina Pahl

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Nikolay Bogatyrev

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Adrian Bowyer

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Our goal is to make biological information available for engineers via a 'biological patents' database in TRIZ. However, biological functions need to be co-ordinated simultaneously at many levels of organization - from cell organelle to population to ecosystem. Each function has links with other functions on different organizational levels. To account for this, we made auxiliary 5D 'conflict' matrices for biological structures and environments, and for causes and limits of actions; these allow us to resolve data about organisms into engineering-like chunks of information and cover the primary TRIZ constituents of 'function', 'effect' and 'conflict'. In this way we can also provide a framework for the rationalization and quantification of bionics.

Suggested Citation

Vincent, Julian F.V. and Bogatyreva, Olga and Pahl, Anja-Karina and Bogatyrev, Nikolay and Bowyer, Adrian, Putting Biology into TRIZ: A Database of Biological Effects. Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 66-72, March 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=674068

Julian F.V. Vincent (Contact Author)

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Olga Bogatyreva

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Anja-Karina Pahl

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Nikolay Bogatyrev

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Adrian Bowyer

University of Bath - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

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