Understanding plant stems could enhance boom design
What do technical booms and plant stems have in common? They both need to deal with oscillations.
A visiting student from the Group of Plant Biomechanics (Freiburg, DE) examines the oscillation damping properties of a selection of plant stems. Our aim is to identify the strategies of plants to damp out potentially fatal oscillations.
Have a look at our project page on plant oscillation or contact Tobias Seidl () from the Advanced Concepts Team.